One of the major barriers to businesses’ use of the cloud is making sure their cloud providers comply with local laws and standards. Varying provincial regulations mean that data storage, access, and accessibility may vary by location for the same kind of data. Data sovereignty is the concept that digital information (e.g., data) is subject to the laws of the country where it’s located. So how do Canadian laws affect data sovereignty in the cloud?
Many Canadian companies want to transition to the cloud for business data hosting, yet worry about data access and privacy. Both public and private sector organizations must follow government laws affecting the storage and use of personal information. Provincial governments also have privacy laws to protect customer data, particularly in health care. Storing data outside of Canada brings additional challenges, namely a new set of rules and regulations. Find out what affects data leaving the country, and how this impacts your organization.
By nature, the insurance industry is a risk averse field. While the industry has used IT for a long time, insurance companies have shied away from moving to the cloud–until now. Industry norms are changing. Around the world, insurance companies are reviewing their business and spending practices, especially around IT expansion, spending ratios, and automation. Any change to business processes must justify the cost and effort of making the change. The cloud is a unique opportunity to change operations while lowering costs. Learn ways cloud computing has changed the industry, and how you can take advantage of this.
With cybersecurity threats on the rise, many companies are turning to cyber insurance for protection and peace of mind. Cyber insurance offers protection for technology-related losses, which are not included in general liability insurance. Learn how cyber insurance can help your business get up and running after a cybersecurity incident, and how to reduce premiums if you decide to invest in protection.
The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is Canada’s set of privacy laws that pertain to how commercial entities manage the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. This multi-part series equips Canadian businesses with the information they need to bring their organization into compliance with the laws. The first segment, Canadian Privacy Laws: PIPEDA and its core Principles in the Cloud, introduced readers to PIPEDA and discussed various concerns that businesses may face regarding the handling of personal information.