There might be an alternative way forward in the post Safe Harbor era. But it is going to require the concerted efforts of vendors to make it a reality.
In the wake of Safe Harbor, attention’s turning to the case of Microsoft v the US as well as to how effective the inclusion and retro-fitting of so-called model clauses in contracts will be. Difficult days ahead.
Safe Harbor between the EU and US may be off the table today but it will surely be resurrected in some fashion. The question is how and when. No-one seems to know.
Safe Harbor has fallen. What happens next is far from clear but citizens’ rights need protection. Now is the time for a level reset.
Europe’s highest court has killed off the 15 year old Safe Harbor agreement on which US cloud services firms depended in order to do business in Europe. What now?
Will the government be able to salvage the Digital Services framework with a complete rebrand and a completely new approach to how it is delivered? It’s all sounding pretty positive so far.
The European Court of Justice has come out with another draconian data privacy ruling, but it’s just warming up for Safe Harbor scuppering next week. Time for the US cloud industry to stand up and be counted.
The UK’s track record on open government is mixed. Will it take note of the detailed manifesto and recognise that an open government is a more effective government?
For decades Whitehall has been relying on a few people ‘in the know’ to form and create policy. How can we change this in a digitally-enabled, networked economy? And if we can, will the institution accept the change?
The NHS wants to use our data for ‘big data’ projects to improve services. But a new report this week suggests that maybe it isn’t quite ready to be trusted.
The Government Digital Service team come into work today without its most public face, Mike Bracken, in situ and a continuing lack of public clarity about the shape of things to come for UK digital government.
A threat from Fight for the Future over Salesforce’s perceived support for snooping legislation has led to intervention by CEO Marc Benioff and a public u-turn after signing a BSA letter.
Safe Harbor suddenly doesn’t look in safe hands after a European judge published a legal opinion that could have major implications for the US cloud industry – and for Europe’s pace of cloud adoption.