Fraunhofer Study on the (Lack of) Data Security of Cloud Storage Services

Popular cloud storage sercives often lack data security. This is the result of a detailed study published by MP3 inventor Fraunhofer Institute. Fraunhofer has scrutinized¬†¬†Dropbox, Cloudme, Crashplan, Mozy, Teamdrive, Ubuntu One and Wuala. The institute’s verdict:

“None of the providers testet was able to fully meet all the security requirements.”

As you know, data security deficiancies may render a method of data processing illegal, although you are otherwise compliant with data protection. So, be careful who you entrust with storing your, your customers’, your users’ or your employees’ personal data.

The complete survey report (pdf) may be downloaded here. Alterations are summarized in an addendum.

Happy reading!

 

For more updates on German and EU IT law and other IT-related matters please follow us on Twitter @germanitlaw.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *