Cloud Security and Privacy – Should Canadian Businesses Be Concerned?
Is cloud security and privacy a concern for your business? With recent developments in the news about US government agencies using secret court orders to collect data on specific users from American-based large internet companies (like Google, Apple and Facebook), should Canadians be concerned about the privacy and security of our data that resides in US data centers? Google CEO Larry Page responded quickly to the allegations with a clear and concise blog post. So did Facebook. Now, these internet giants are all requesting a more transparent process so that they are allowed to detail the number of requests made by government agencies. We often get asked by Canadian businesses about cloud security as they are concerned about US government overreach in the name of security and terrorism. In attempt to be as objective as possible on the issue, I wanted to share a few resources that I have come across that address this concern.