In the age of Edward Snowden and the NSA, there are increasing concerns about data privacy and especially where best to keep data secure. The prevalence of cloud computing and cloud-based storage and collaboration services is only exacerbating these concerns. Many organizations are confused about regulations that protect data in different countries and jurisdictions, and don't know what steps to take to ensure their cloud collaboration vendor can provide adequate safeguards.
While pushback and reform efforts are evolving, the reality is that companies must operate within the law. Deciding where to house your data and how to move it is an exercise in understanding the relevant legal regimes and the application of risk analysis in the decision making process. This white paper will examine those elements with regard to cloud-based storage and processing.