How Are Canadians Affected By The USA Patriot Act And Cloud Computing? Whether Canadians like it or not, they are affected by the US Patriot Act. While some of the previous issues have been settled already, some new issues are already popping up – issues with cloud computing. The US Patriot Act, otherwise known as the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act, was passed after the World Trade Center attack in September 2011. The law provided a way for US law enforcement agencies to seize business records and block electronic communications.
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Should Cloud Computing Service Providers Screen Potential Customers? The World Wide Web is full of articles advising consumers on what they should look for when choosing a cloud provider, how they should negotiate contracts with providers, what danger signs they should be aware of and a plethora of other advice. However, an extremely illuminating article that I read recently on IT World (See: What should cloud providers know about their customers?) made me think from the other side of the fence – “Should cloud computing service providers screen potential customers?” Many would consider this line of thinking ludicrous. After all,
Your Neighborhood ATM May Go On the Cloud to Improve Security In our fast-moving world, if there’s one piece of public equipment we can’t do without it’s the Automated Teller Machine. The ATM, or Any Time Money as it’s often called, is an innovative device that has made life easier for us, the same way as gas pumps – you arrive, swipe a card and then take as much as you need. Now, according to the latest in ATM technology, this friendly neighborhood device may soon go on the cloud. And what’s more, it’s all in the name of increased
LAPD Refuses To Go On the Cloud Google Mail may be the most popular email service in the world, but it evidently fails to meet strict security guidelines as laid out by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). On 14 December 2011, the Los Angeles City Council voted to scale back the city’s email services contract with Google partner Computer Science Corp. (CSC) from 30,000 to 17,000 employees citing Google Apps’ inability to meet certain FBI security requirements. Consequently, the city’s 13,000 law enforcement employees will continue to use the existing Novell GroupWise applications. To add salt to its wounds,
Your Data in Australia is subject to the US Patriot Act One of the great advantages of cloud computing is the ability to compute across borders, thereby insulating a business from any localized issue that can potentially disrupt work (Earthquakes and Cloud Computing ). However, this necessarily means that business data is scattered across the globe, leading to possible legal and political complications (Computing Without Borders – What Works, What Doesn’t ). Some time back I had written about a potential threat to consumer rights under the US PATRIOT Act, a threat that is somewhat protected against by the Fourth