[LINK] Cloud Computing Services in Australia?

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Sun Nov 6 18:24:58 AEDT 2011

On 6/11/2011 9:51 AM, Tom Worthington wrote:
> On 04/11/11 20:37, Graham Greenleaf wrote:
>> Does anyone know of a recent Australian court decision making cloud
>> computing service providers subject to Australian legislation, such
>> as the Privacy Act?
> Cloud computing is a new version of the 1960s computer "service bureau",
> so wouldn't their legal precedents apply?

Cloud computing is a vague term. There is little agreement amongst 
either vendors or users as to what it does or could mean.

It would be dangerous to assume that it is just a new version of the 
1960s service bureau.

Declaration of interest:
I'm working at AGIMO on the whole of government Data Centre as a Service 
(DCaaS) project. DCaaS is a term being used by AGIMO to cover a range of 
services, which may or may not include cloud services.



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
email:   brd at iimetro.com.au
website: www.drbrd.com

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