NSA Leak Highlights Cloud Risk

Publicity about a U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program is a reminder that a company's cloud data may be disclosed to government agencies without notice, a risk not shared with on-premises systems. Companies should ensure that this risk has been considered when evaluating hosted or cloud services such as Office 365, Windows Azure, or their competitors. Organizations might also need to review their own data retention and protection policies.

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