Privacy in cloud – findings

Privacy and services in cloud is a hot topic now. With GDPR now adopted some are afraid that new privacy regulation in Europe will kill the cloud quickly. Although it is doubtful cloud services will cease to exist because of regulation nevertheless compliance with privacy and data protection regulation will leave an impact. Therefore it is no surprise two big law firms – Eversheds and Baker & Mckenzie – recently published their reports on cloud services.

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Cryptopolitik and the Darknet

An essay about encryption, regulation, their past and future.

Encryption policy is becoming a crucial test of the values of liberal democracy in the twenty-first century. The trigger is a dilemma: the power of ciphers protects citizens when they read, bank and shop online – and the power of ciphers protects foreign spies, terrorists and criminals when they pry, plot and steal. Encryption bears directly on today’s two top threats, militant extremism and computer-network breaches – yet it enables prosperity and privacy. Should the state limit and regulate the fast-growing use of cryptography? If so, how?

Read full essay here: Cryptopolitik and the Darknet

EY Privacy trends 2016

Ernst & Young made global survey on the privacy issues facing organizations today.

In this GISS 2015 privacy questionnaire, 38% of respondents admit that they address security in new business processes and technologies, but not privacy specifically.

However, more telling, and perhaps more concerning for organizations and individuals alike when it comes to managing privacy, is that for nearly half (46%) of survey respondents, their number one or two concern is not having a clear picture of where personal information is stored or processed outside of their main systems and servers. This is exacerbated by the fact that for 40% of respondents, their number one or two concern is that there are simply not enough people to support their privacy program.

You can download EY Privacy trends 2016 as PDF or or read online.

Global Surveillance Law Comparison

bm-surveillance-law-guideRecently Baker & McKenzie released Global Surveillance Law Comparison Map – a global overview of current government surveillance and data access practices in 39 countries. It features Heat Maps that display jurisdictional information on the following:

  • Surveillance for an Economic Purpose
  • Data Subject Notifications
  • Right to Court Review
  • Publicised Cases
  • Challenge to Orders
  • Liability for Disclosure

Guide is accessible both online and downloadable as PDF document here: http://datasecurity.bakermckenzie.com/.

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