Tuesday September 22, 2020

Security Watch: Taking care of the legal angle

The explosion of cloud-based services does not mean that firms don't have a legal responsibility to ensure they are playing by the rules

6th November, 2011
Ciaron Nelis, practice manager security and audit, BT: 'The European Commission has recognised that the emergence of cloud models changes the relationship between where data is stored as opposed to where it is accessed or used'.

The primary Irish law dealing with data protection is the Data Protection Act 1988, which was amended by the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003. Anyone considering taking a cloud-based service needs to be aware of their particular obligations under this law, according to Sean Reynolds, founder and chief executive at Rits Security Group.

"The Data Protection Act requires that all customer data is stored and handled in a secure manner," said Reynolds. "There could be a requirement...

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