Thursday, July 7, 2011

The EU responds to Microsoft's confession on its Cloud

Microsoft has recently admitted that the data stored in the cloud were not immune to the U.S. Patriot Act that gives authorities the right to consult the files of any user without it being notified. This provision goes against European directives on the protection of personal data, which states that any customer should be notified if the host gives its data access.

This conflict between American and European laws hosts was noticed by Vice-President of the Committee on Civil Liberties in the European Parliament, who asked the question "The Commission considers does the Patriot Act prevails effectively on the European directive on data protection? What will the Commission to remedy this situation and ensure that European rules of data protection are being implemented and that the legislation of other countries does not override EU law? ".

Currently, the only way not to be submitted to the Patriot Act is not to use a Cloud managed by a company domiciled in the United States.

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