It’s said that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, and with the recent EU-USA Safe Harbor saga, this is definitely the case. It has got a lot of media attention and has caused a lot or people to panic. However, now that it’s headline news, people are sitting-up and taking notice of where their data actually is.
The speed of technological development is light years ahead of suitable new legislation. Governments and judicial systems are struggling to manage the constantly changing ways in which we communicate, do business and even commit crime. The subject of data jurisdiction was the subject of seminars I hosted back in 2011, when we discussed ‘data location, location, location’, the importance of knowing where your data was.