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Canada wants to keep federal data within national borders

August 4, 2016

Canada

Canada has released its latest federal cloud adoption strategy, now available for public comment, which includes policy concerning the storing of sensitive government information on Canadian citizens within national borders. The newly-published [Government of Canada Cloud Adoption Strategy] requires that only data which the government has categorized as “unclassified,” or harmless to national and personal security, will be allowed outside of the country. This information will still be subject to strict encryption rules. The new strategy, which has been in development over the last year, stipulates that all personal data stored by the government on Canadian citizens, such as social insurance numbers and critical federal information, must be stored in Canada-based data centers in order to retain “sovereign control.”

Source: https://news.slashdot.org/story/16/08/03/2312253/canada-wants-to-keep-federal-data-within-national-borders