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You cannot ignore the risks to your hosted data any longer


US District Judge Loretta Preska has told Microsoft that it must hand over customer information being stored in a data centre in Dublin to federal prosecutors. And she made it clear that her decision would stand wherever the data was stored overseas on the basis that ‘It’s a question of control, not a question of the location of the information’. In other words, customer emails and other account information held by Microsoft are business records that can be seized by the feds wherever they are. Read the full story

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Return of the snooper’s charter


Emergency powers to ensure police and security services can continue to access phone and internet records are being rushed through Parliament.

Prime Minister David Cameron has secured the backing of all three main parties for the highly unusual move. The brief, six clause, Data Retention and Investigation Powers Bill (Drip) will be pushed through Parliament in seven days, a process that normally takes several months. Read the full story

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