Do You Know Where Your Data Is? and Strato published this whitepaper on the security and privacy risks companies take when they move their corporate data to the cloud. Although the statistics collected here are from the UK, Canadian businesses also face the same data privacy risks if their data is hosted in the US and becomes subject to regulations such as the USA Patriot Act.

The whitepaper references a Computing survey that found that many SMEs do not know where their data resides or where it will go if there is an incident at the main site. According to the survey, “almost half of the UK’s smaller enterprises are either completely in the dark about the issue (20%), or know where their data is during normal operations, but not where it might be mirrored if disaster struck (29%).”

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