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EU plans US company cloud ban

July 15, 2011 1 comment

The dark satanic rumour mill is suggesting that the EU will ban cloud based services which are run by US companies.

Our sources say that European commissions are incandescent with rage after discovering that the US intends to apply its Partriot Act to all cloud based services in Europe. Microsoft has already said that it will have to comply.

But it appears to have caught the EU on the hop. Sophie in ‘t Veld, Dutch member of the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee, wants to know how it is possible that the Patriot Act overrules the European data protection laws.

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Phone hacking: Police probe suspected deletion of emails by NI executive

News International’s claims of cooperating with police over phone hacking scandal brought into question. Photograph: Graeme Robertson

Police are investigating evidence that a News International executive may have deleted millions of emails from an internal archive in an apparent attempt to obstruct Scotland Yard’s inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal. Read more…

DoH CIO warns on cost of scrapping e-records project

By Nick Heath, 24 May 2011 16:56

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Scrapping a delayed NHS electronic records project could cost more than seeing it through to completion, a parliamentary committee has heard.

The project to install electronic patient records systems at health trusts in the north and east of England and the Midlands is years behind schedule.

The programme has been described as not being “value for money” in a report from public spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) and critics have called for the project to be abandoned. Read more…

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