2015 Report Launch

Launch for “Seeing Through the Cloud: Why Jurisdiction Still Matters in a Digitally Interconnected World”

Tuesday September 15, 2015 12 – 2 PM
Natalie Zemon Davis Conference Room
Room 2098, Sidney Smith Hall
University of Toronto
100 St. George Street

Launch and discussion of Seeing Through the Cloud, with brief introductions by Lisa Austin, Heidi Bohaker, Andrew Clement and Stephanie Perrin. Light lunch provided to registered attendees.

To RSVP for the launch event please contact susie.colbourn@utoronto.ca. If you need a dietary or other accommodations do let us know.

September 10, 2015

U of T researchers challenge faulty bases for previous outsourcing decisions

TORONTO, ON—Thinking of outsourcing Canadians’ personal data to the cloud? Finding the apparent cost savings and convenience of large US cloud service providers like Microsoft and Google increasingly irresistible? Already taken this step, believing that the privacy risks of doing so are comparable to the data remaining in Canada? Think again.

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Toronto have found that the legal foundations for claims that the data of Canadians receives similar levels of protection from access by government agencies when stored in or transited through the United States or other countries are fundamentally flawed. If you are storing, processing and/or routing data in the cloud outside of Canadian jurisdiction, that data loses important Canadian legal and constitutional protections.

The results of their yearlong study are reported in Seeing Through the Cloud: National Jurisdiction and Location of Data, Servers, and Networks Still Matter in a Digitally Interconnected World.

The report will be launched officially on 15 September 2015 at twelve noon and released to the public along with four supporting reports co‐authored with contributing researchers on our public website: http://ecommoutsourcing.ischool.utoronto.ca/. The executive summary and table of contents are already available for download.

For media wishing to attend Tuesday’s launch and/or receive an embargoed copy of the report in advance, please contact our event organizer, Ms. Susie Colbourn (susie.colbourn@utoronto.ca). Media are requested to RSVP as seating is limited. For other inquiries, please contact the Principal Investigator, Heidi Bohaker at heidi.bohaker@utoronto.ca.

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