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SafeGov.org and Ponemon Institute have released a study today that shows UK schools are moving rapidly to adopt Cloud Computing, but they overwhelmingly reject business models that allow cloud providers to mine student data for profit. The study presents a mixed picture of cloud services in UK schools: while a majority of schools expect to… » read more

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Cloud computing allows dramatic flexibility in information processing—and on a global basis. Its technology permits data transmissions that span the globe. Computing activities now shift from country-to-country depending on load capacity, time of day, and a variety of other factors. These decisions are sometimes made in real time and by machines rather than humans. The… » read more

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I attended the recent Europe Data Protection Congress in Brussels hosted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). After three days of attending sessions, listening to some of the best-known European experts speak about data protection and privacy, and talking to dozens of other attendees, I walked away with one very clear observation: European… » read more

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This interview was conducted by SafeGov with Norwegian Data Protection Commissioner Director Bjørn Erik Thon in Oslo in early October 2012. Thon has been the Commissioner for two years. Prior to that he worked for the Norwegian equivalent of the Federal Trade Commission. The Norwegian Data Protection Authority was created 30 years ago. It has… » read more

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