Data jurisdiction is becoming an increasingly important issue for global enterprises using cloud services.
Organizations throughout the world have learned a hard lesson: Privacy isn’t always what we think it is.
Data jurisdiction is becoming an increasingly important issue for global enterprises using cloud services, as data protection laws of their service provider’s jurisdiction govern the protection and access to data. The USA Patriot Act, as an example, entitles authorities to access data stored by non-US persons on US servers. In response to these laws, many companies are specifically opting to host their sensitive data outside the United States.
In the Bahamas, where Cloud Carib is headquartered, access to data is governed by the Data Protection Act, which provides a statutory framework for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information largely based upon OECD’s Privacy Guidelines. These guidelines were the first international statement of the core information privacy principles and have proven highly influential over the past 30 years, serving as the basis for national and international privacy instruments.