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AWS opens London region for UK data centre clients

Amazon Web Services, which already has over 100,000 customers in the UK taking advantage of its global infrastructure, has finally created a distinct UK presence with the opening of the AWS Europe (London) Region. The new high availability region comprises two distinct geographic locations, known as Availability Zones, each complying with the United Kingdom’s Cyber… Read More


Data governance concerns bring Microsoft services into UK data centres

Microsoft has begun a roll-out of its cloud services from data centres in the UK, bringing to an end the former requirement for its customers to accept that their data be hosted in Ireland or Amsterdam in order to qualify for EU residency. In the light of this summer’s political events, there is some irony… Read More

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Collateral Damage in the Cloud: The Jurisdictional War over Personal Data

Richard Beaumont is the Privacy Services Manager for Governor Technology, a leading data privacy services provider offering bespoke software solutions, products and consultancy to companies looking to understand and manage data privacy compliance and best practice. Here he reviews the consequences of current contentions over data sovereignty in Europe, America and beyond… It may already… Read More


Microsoft’s anti-surveillance site hacked by casino spammers

The ‘Digital Constitution’ website that Microsoft established in Ireland to fight the U.S. government on issues of data sovereignty has been hacked by what appear to be non-political spammers looking to direct traffic to casino sites, who filled the front page with hyperlinks to gambling sites. At the time of writing all search results from… Read More


Microsoft takes action on Canadian data sovereignty concerns

Microsoft’s cloud offerings are set to become a local service for local people – at least in Canada. Redmond has announced plans to serve out its Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM products from data centres in Toronto and Quebec, beginning sometime in 2016. Microsoft’s Worldwide Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner said in the statement… Read More



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