Risk might be too strong of word.
Maybe a better description is:
Your data may be very easy to expose with a relatively easily obtained subpoena.
The question is …
Can data stored in the cloud be viewed with a subpoena?
Good News … Someone is standing up for you … for us
I’m glad to see Microsoft, Google, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the ACLU and others looking into this and taking action to more clearly define content rights. However, in the interim it leaves some questions and gaps.
What does this mean to corporate content?
What does this mean to the information that your business relies upon to keep the business running and to maintain a competitive advantage? This information is typically managed within your Enterprise Content Management (ECM), your Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and other “corporate content” management systems.
Some Risks to think about:
- Could someone get a subpoena for the data in Salesforce.com?
- Is it possible your trade secrets are at risk?
- Could a competitor gain access to your customer list?
Will the REAL Cloud please stand up
I’m glad this consortium has been formed to address this issue.
What do you think?
About The Author:
I have spent the better part of the last 20 years working in various aspects of the ECM industry. I am currently with Kodak as a Director of Business Development. In my past I have spent time at Kofax, Microsoft, FileNet, K2, and at Captaris (which was acquired by Open Text in Nov 2008). Prior to that I was a Unix VAR running my own company. Follow me on Twitter, check my blog, send email or find me on Facebook or LinkedIn.