32. Preventing Data Leakage

In the preceding chapter, you learned that it is not always possible to know where your data is being stored when you use a cloud service provider. This is usually okay for most companies, but it could be a legal conundrum for regulated businesses. Although the specific location of data in the cloud is not a serious concern, there are grave issues with regard to what data is being stored and who is storing it and who has access to it.

Unauthorized removal of data from businesses has long been a problem, especially with the advent of high-capacity removable storage such as laptop hard disks and USB thumb drives. However, with the advent of the Internet and its associated technologies such as private email, mobile wireless ...

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