data sovereignty

Jurisdictional risks of cloud storage

Now that information has been gathered from researchers about what they need to manage their research data better, work has now begun to address the gaps raised.

We’re going to actively work on intellectual property and jurisdictional risks to data stored in the cloud in the last quarter of 2017. This refers to the concept that information which has been converted and stored in binary form (on the cloud) is subject to the laws of the country in which it is located: and sometimes that carries risks. The Government has developed resources on assessing the risks of cloud services if you want to read more about it.

In other news, June Wirihana has joined ITS as Data Management Specialist.

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