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BrandPost: Data Protection in the Cloud: Not Your Grandfather’s Data Protection

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 23, 2016.

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    In 1998 the UK Parliament passed the Data Protection Act, which “controls how your personal information is used by organizations, businesses, or the government.” From the UK’s own definition, data protection is about protecting the personal information of employees and customers. Who has access to it? Where can it be physically located? And how can it be used?

    The UK is not alone in creating laws to protect their citizens’ personal information. Several countries around the globe are putting these types of laws into effect. Business use of the Internet and cloud has made customer acquisition across international lines much easier. This has made it easy for even small companies to become multinational companies overnight. With all of the changes in laws from country to country, it can be very difficult for large and small companies alike to understand all of these data protection laws and their responsibilities to their customers and employees.

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