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Applications for G-Cloud 5 are closed. To keep up to date with future opportunities, please register on the CCS eSourcing Suite We’ve also written a guide on how to supply services using the framework. If you need to edit you services on CloudStore, this guide will tell you what you can do. If you have any other queries, just email enquiries@gcloud.cabinet-office.gov.uk Bespoke digital design and build services through the Digital Services framework The Digital Services framework is to commission teams to work with government to help to design and build digital services. Currently in review and retrospectives ready for the second iteration The Government Service Design Manual describes how government builds services.

CloudStore opened by government. Defense giant ditches Microsoft’s cloud citing Patriot Act fears. London-based defence contractor BAE has reportedly bailed on plans to adopt Microsoft's Office 365 cloud-based service, citing fears that critical defence secrets could land in U.S. hands.

Defense giant ditches Microsoft’s cloud citing Patriot Act fears

Speaking during a panel debate at the Business Cloud Summit 2011 in London this week, one of the company's executive said that it could not guarantee that the company's data would not leave Europe. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Charles Newhouse, BAE's head of strategy and design, highlighted the controversial U.S. Patriot Act as one of the reasons why the defence giant could not move to a public cloud-based offering. At Microsoft's Office 365 launch in London in June, Microsoft UK's managing director Gordon Frazer admitted to ZDNet that "no company", including the software giant, could guarantee that cloud-stored data will not leave Europe under any circumstances; including under a Patriot Act request. Talking about data security and the location of that data, Newhouse said: Related: Code de procédure pénale. 2011-267 du 14 mars 2011 d'orientation et de programmation pour la performance de la sécurité intérieure (1) 31995L0046.

Cloud Computing: What do the new EU Data Privacy Regulations mean for Cloud adoption?Thought Feast. US-GreatSeal-Obverse.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cloud Computing: Is data nationalisation a challenge to Cloud? - Thought FeastThought Feast. Ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_359_en.pdf. Ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/document/review2012/factsheets/2_en.pdf. Justice. Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin (CNIL) : « Données personnelles : gare aux risques d’une baisse de la protection en Europe » Www.cnil.fr/fileadmin/documents/Vos_responsabilites/Transferts/CNIL-transferts-SAFE_HARBOR.pdf. Safe Harbor - List. Register | Login Find Opportunities Find Solutions Contact Us 1-800-USA Trade The organizations on this list have notified the Department of Commerce that they adhere to the U.S.

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Safe Harbor. The European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection went into effect in October of 1998, and would prohibit the transfer of personal data to non-European Union countries that do not meet the European Union (EU) “adequacy” standard for privacy protection.

Safe Harbor

While the United States and the EU share the goal of enhancing privacy protection for their citizens, the United States takes a different approach to privacy from that taken by the EU. In order to bridge these differences in approach and provide a streamlined means for U.S. organizations to comply with the Directive, the U.S. Department of Commerce in consultation with the European Commission developed a "Safe Harbor" framework and this website to provide the information an organization would need to evaluate – and then join – the U.S. -EU Safe Harbor program. The U.S. To get started, please use the following links: U.S. U.S. Safe harbor. Online Services. Microsoft: 'We can hand over Office 365 data without your permission' Microsoft's words, not mine.

Microsoft: 'We can hand over Office 365 data without your permission'

Hidden within a whitepaper, detailing the security features in the upcoming Office 365 suite, it reveals links to the Trust Center; a treasure trove of data protection policies and legalities of how Microsoft will handle your data in its cloud datacenters. Next week, Microsoft will announce the launch of Office 365 in both New York and London, where ZDNet will have correspondents at both events. In light of the Patriot Act furore, customers of cloud services are naturally becoming more aware of the limitations to cloud security and privacy; with legalities and powerful acts of law taking precedent. In short, Microsoft states: "In a limited number of circumstances, Microsoft may need to disclose data without your prior consent, including as needed to satisfy legal requirements, or to protect the rights or property of Microsoft or others (including the enforcement of agreements or policies governing the use of the service).

" It goes on: Related content: Microsoft admits Patriot Act can access EU-based cloud data. Editor's note: This article was first published in June 2011.

Microsoft admits Patriot Act can access EU-based cloud data

This ultimately sparked a transatlantic dispute over the sovereignity of data, and ignited a change in European data protection and privacy law. In June 2013, the NSA's domestic and international surveillance program was uncovered. The article you are now reading showed back in 2011 that the Patriot Act's reach is not limited to the U.S., and can affect EU citizens and those around the world. University law researchers also confirmed this was the case. We also invite you to read why ZDNet began investigating the Patriot Act. LONDON, U.K. — At the Office 365 launch, Microsoft U.K.'

After a year of researching the Patriot Act's breadth and ability to access data held within protected EU boundaries, Microsoft was the first cloud provider to openly admit it. The question put forward: Frazer explained that, as Microsoft is a U.S. He said: "Microsoft cannot provide those guarantees. Related: Also read ZDNet’s Patriot Act series: Patriot Act. The USA PATRIOT Act is an Act of Congress that was signed into law by President George W.

Patriot Act

Bush on October 26, 2001. The title of the act is a ten-letter backronym (USA PATRIOT) that stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.[1] On May 26, 2011, President Barack Obama signed the PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011,[2] a four-year extension of three key provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act:[3] roving wiretaps, searches of business records (the "library records provision"), and conducting surveillance of "lone wolves"—individuals suspected of terrorist-related activities not linked to terrorist groups.[4] Details[edit] From broad concern felt among Americans from both the September 11 attacks and the 2001 anthrax attacks, Congress rushed to pass legislation to strengthen security controls.

Many provisions of the act were to sunset beginning December 31, 2005, approximately 4 years after its passage.