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A new online platform that enables prospective users of cloud computing services to assess the security features of registered cloud providers is to be welcomed, the UK's data protection watchdog has said. Amazon has become the latest cloud provider to publish details (42-page/475KB PDF) of how it ensures the security of …

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Big Brother

Nuclear Power Plants are Certified Too

Yet another hideous euphemism ... "The Cloud". Handing over sensitive data to someone else's safekeeping, who are they kidding?

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Re: Nuclear Power Plants are Certified Too

It's sexier than calling it what it really is - SED. Somebody Else's Datacenter.

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Data protection - lol

I recently looked at cloud storage for personal (backup) use.

All of them claimed military grade encryption the same "as banks use to protect their money". In the small print all of them admit that they hold the keys for this military grade encryption and can look at your data and can give it to others, but, we won't, honest.

The closest any of them came to offering protected data was advice from Dropbox saying that some users have been able to store truecrypt volume files in their drop boxes.

If you don't have to provide an encryption key your data is not protected, are so many people dumb enough not to understand that?

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If a country, such as India, have laws that force companies hosting and processing encrypted data to provide their security services with keys to access data does this conform with "EU data protection law requires that organisations sending personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), as may be the result of using cloud storage services, ensure that there are adequate data protection safeguards in place before that processing takes place."?

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