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14 DATA PROTECTION AND SECURITY: A LEGAL VIEW

An extract from a chapter in A Manager’s Guide to IT Law by Stuart Smith, a solicitor in the Information Technology Team of Bond Pearce.

The servers used by suppliers of cloud computing services to host their customers’ data can be located anywhere in the world. Where the customers’ data includes personal data, and that data is hosted by the supplier on a third-party server, it can be difficult for even the third party or the supplier to know exactly where that data is stored. Customer data may even be spread over a network across different territories. This raises concerns for the customer because European Union legislation places responsibility for ensuring compliance with data protection ...

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