Only one in 100 cloud providers meet the requirements of the proposed EU Data Protection Directive.
According to Skyhigh Networks, analysis of over 7,000 cloud services revealed that the vast majority are not prepared for these new laws, but there is still time to get ready and in shape. “This means addressing a number of complex issues now, such as the right to be forgotten, as well as implementing data protection policies that meet these new standards” it said.
It said that a big problem is that 63 per cent of cloud providers maintain data indefinitely or have no provisions for data retention in their terms and conditions. On top of this, another 23 per cent of cloud providers maintain the right to share data with another third party in their terms and conditions, making it even more difficult to ensure all copies are deleted.