UAE IP rules protect cloud data

One of the top worries for regional CIOs is what happens to their data when it is in the public cloud, who can gain access to that data and what happens if that data is moved between public cloud providers

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UAE IP rules protect cloud data According to Angel Porras, if any government wants to access corporate data, they can and they will.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  September 9, 2013

One of the top worries for regional CIOs is what happens to their data when it is in the public cloud, who can gain access to that data and what happens if that data is moved between public cloud providers, according to Angel Porras EMEA vice president Cloud Networking at Citrix.

“Generally speaking imparting data to a cloud provider is all about intellectual property [IP], whether it is sitting on premise or sitting on the cloud. As far as laws are concerned, the same intellectual property laws that apply to a corporate apply to the cloud as well. Given that both the telcos in the UAE are regulated by the TRA, I think the legal framework exists, it is just the fact we need to build that confidence in businesses and consumers to trust those IP laws,” said Porras.

Over the last 12 to 14 years the UAE has led in intellectual property laws in the region, and public cloud security companies are protecting IP whether it is in the cloud space, corporate data, or a bit of both, according to Citrix.

“I think the concerns around security or laws around cloud business providers is more around building trust and changing the behaviour and expectations of the end-users and I don’t think it is a big challenge in most of the region,” Porras said.

According to Porras, if any government wants to access corporate data, they can and they will.

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