NSA Leaks Raise Questions For Irish Data Security

Following Edward Snowden’s whistle blowing of the NSA’s Prisim program, the Health Informatics Society of Ireland (HISI) examines the implications of snoopers scooping up the data of Irish businesses, and looks at what can be done to limit the risks.

Undoubtedly one early casualty of the Prism scandal is the sanctity of ‘cloud computing’ and many IT security experts now advise us to never host any of our sensitive documents in the cloud. However as Ireland’s newly-appointed Government Chief Information Officer (CIO), Bill McCluggage points out, while Snowden was a cautionary tale, keeping sensitive data on your own servers won’t guarantee its safety either: “I’d be more interested in how people exit organisations with vast amounts of data”, he cautioned.

Read more: HISI News

About Toni Bunting

Toni joined Ireland’s longest established telecare company, TASK Community Care in 2009, and is responsible for operations and business development in its Northern Ireland division. Having originally planned for a career in the legal profession, she gained her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2004, and subsequently completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law of England and Wales. Toni also holds a Master’s Degree in Management & Corporate Governance and has carried out various legal research/publications work for the Law Centre (NI) on a voluntary basis, with a focus on Community Care Law.
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