Friday, February 25, 2011

Denmark Says "Nej!" To Cloud Computing, For Now

Denmark’s Data Protection Agency (DPA) has rejected a Danish city’s request to use cloud computing to store sensitive information, citing “important security issues.” The DPA's opinion letter, which will be sent to other EU data protection officials for their information, may become an important precedent for public and private entities that are considering storing information in the cloud, as well as for cloud providers. Still, the DPA left open the possibility of allowing storage in the cloud if the cloud provider offers adequate assurances about security.

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