NSA revelations ‘changing how businesses store sensitive data’

NSA revelations ‘changing how businesses store sensitive data’

Survey suggests many firms choosing more secure forms of storage over ‘cloud computing’ in light of Snowden’s disclosures.

The vast scale of online surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden is changing how businesses store commercially sensitive data, with potentially dramatic consequences for the future of the internet, according to a new study.

The survey of 1,000 information and communications technology decision-makers from France, Germany, Hong Kong, the UK and the US found that, following the Snowden revelations, almost 90% had changed the way they use the cloud – a storage service that allows data to be accessed from anywhere in the world but which is more susceptible to online surveillance.

This article “NSA revelations ‘changing how businesses store sensitive data“, originally appeared at theguardian.com. Follow the links for the whole story.

André Fortin
 

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