Managing Director at Box UK
26 March 2007 10:26am
After reading an interesting blog entry by Wordpress (http://tinyurl.com/2up4u9), we were inspired to investigate the cost of hosting one of our products in the US. Not surprisingly, the cost is far lower. We have been warned, however, that there may be data privacy issues and even ownership implications. Does anyone know if this is the case, and if there are any other possible issues we should look into?
E-Business Consultant at Dan Barker
26 March 2007 15:40pm
hi, Benno, how are you?
"For any of the above purposes we may send your information internationally including to countries outside the EEA. Some of these jurisdictions offer differing levels of protection of personal information, not all of which may be as high as the UK. Beginning 1 June 2002, the personal information that you submit to us through the lastminute.com site will be collected, stored and processed at our third party service provider’s data centre in the United States. The United States has data protection laws that are different and/or less stringent than those in the UK. We will, however, ensure that your personal information is kept confidential and secure, and that the appropriate technical and organisational measures, to prevent unlawful or accidental destruction, accidental loss, unauthorised disclosure or access or other unlawful forms of processing, are implemented."
It's worth chatting to your legal person about this as they'll no doubt have experience of this & know what else you need to do.
As for other issues, there are two small ones I can think of:
27 March 2007 06:55am
Many thanks for this - really helpful. That Lastminute seem to do it is encouraging, but I shall speak to our lawyer.
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