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Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks by Bernard Golden, JP Morgenthal, Jared Carstensen

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CHAPTER 10: CLOUD COMPUTING BORDERS – NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DEPLOYMENT

Notwithstanding the benefits gained from Cloud Computing, Cloud Computing can introduce a number of legal and international challenges for your organisation.

From an international legal perspective, the key difference between traditional IT outsourcing and Cloud Computing is where the data resides, is processed and stored. Data can (and almost always is) be stored in various locations, data centres and different jurisdictions all over the world and across multiple platforms. This can result in multiple copies of data being stored and processed in different locations.

The Cloud revolutionises the term ‘outsourcing’ and introduces numerous implications of outsourced data ...

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