Norway's Privacy Cop Bans Google Apps From Public Sector

Law360, Washington (January 25, 2012, 4:10 PM EST) -- Norway's data privacy enforcer ruled Wednesday that Google Inc.'s Google Apps cloud computing services violate the country's data protection laws and so the public sector may not use them, saying the company is too vague on where data is stored.

Google Apps fails to comply with the Norwegian Personal Data Act because the municipality loses control of the information Google processes through the cloud computing services, the Norwegian Data Inspectorate said. The ruling arose from a local municipality's attempt to use Google Apps to power its...
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