U.K. Parliament wedges head in the privacy sand, plans move to cloud despite NSA spying scandal

You would have thought, maybe in light of recent events — I don’t know, perhaps a little thing called mass U.S. surveillance of foreign nationals — that the U.K. parliament, of all institutions, would be taking data protection and privacy a little more seriously.

Not so much.

According to the publication, the U.K. parliament’s IT chief Joan Miller told delegates at the Cloud World Forum in London last Thursday that despite the temptation for foreign governments to “hoover up data and gain information from us,” the IT chief and her staff “don’t think it is a problem.”

With the U.S. National Security Agency brouhaha continuing to spin in headlines, one might think it would be a good time to back off away from putting potentially sensitive parliamentary data into the cloud, which would make it easier for U.S. authorities to serve secret data requests in spite of existing legal channels.

SOURCE: zdnet.com

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