Cloud storage: who is responsible?

Many companies store data in the cloud and also purchase various services from it. Obviously, you want this data to be secure. But who is responsible for safety. Many companies think this is the suit-an of the cloud provider. After all, you buy this service and then you expect it to be good.


The truth is more nuanced. A cloud provider is responsible for ensuring that data is not lost. The cloud provider must back up and make sure the data is approachable. But he is not responsible, for example, for the Internet connection needed to retrieve the data. That is the responsibility of the company itself. Nor is the cloud provider responsible for passwords used (and shared). For example, a cloud provider has several layers of security with different responsibilities, which the Dutch business community is generally unaware of.

Less complex

Administratively, it is much easier if a business owner is able to take care of proper backups and accessibility of data himself. Storage and archiving is less complex when data can be stored internally. For example, it saves the intermediate steps with the Internet provider and the cloud provider. With the upcoming introduction of the new GDPR law to replace the Data Protection Act, now is the time to make informed decisions in this regard. By storing privacy-sensitive and valuable data locally, you have nothing to do with all the protection outside.

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