I can’t listen to that

Value of Privacy in the 60s courtesy of The Andy Griffith Show

Andy Griffith vs the Patriot Act

Growing up in the UK, The Andy Griffith Show is not something I would normally have come across. However a recent article on current.com brought this show and its ‘heart warming’ values to my attention.

It is really interesting to watch this, and see how much the value of privacy has changed since the ’60s.

Debate continues around how much impact the Patriot Act has on the provision, use and risk of using Cloud services in Europe, or indeed elsewhere, and I do not see this coming to a tidy end anytime soon. However, the need for privacy in communications, especially security of email communications has never been higher.

At AzureCoast we have seen many organisations attempt to implement secure email (S/MIME) capabilities, but struggle to maintain the service due to complexities of managing and provisioning certificates and key for hundreds, if not thousands of devices. And this is why we developed HardMail.

If you are an organisation looking to protect your email communications then take a look at the key and certificate management capabilities of HardMail, and get in contact with us to arrange a trial.

The Patriot Act: Inhibiting Cloud Adoption In Europe?

The Patriot Act Inhibiting Cloud Adoption In Europe from SecureCloudReview.com

Interesting comments from a USA citizen about the European perception of cloud computing and the Patriot Act.

Frankly, being from the US, I always assumed that US companies and especially US Government agencies wanted their data stored in US based clouds. It would seem that many outside the US have very different feelings about storing in the US. Read more here »

In his article he quotes a presentation and comments from Juergen Urbanski of Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems, discussing the length that European customers will go to to keep their data out of the USA and USA Cloud providers.

The point they both seem to be converging on is that even if the fear of the Patriot Act is overblown, the reality is that there is a demand for secure European cloud services.