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Data Protection and the Cloud: Are the risks too great? by Paul Ticher

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CHAPTER 9: THE PROPOSED NEW EU REGULATION AND OTHER MEASURES

The EU Directive (95/46/EC) on which the Data Protection Act 1998 is based, was first mooted in 1993 and agreed in 1995. The intervening 20 years have seen dramatic technical changes which could not have been foreseen at the time. Cloud computing is one of these.

Many would say that the Directive has actually coped quite well with these changes, as it was couched largely in terms of general principles and could therefore be seen as technologically neutral. Cloud computing and other developments have, however, started to raise issues that the existing data protection regime does not really have answers to. In addition, a review would also allow some modification to be made in the light ...

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