Will Safe Harbor Ruling Increase On-premise and Private Cloud Deployments?

Posted by Anand Kekre on October 27 2015

What is Safe Harbor? It is the policy agreement established between the United States Department of Commerce and the European Union (E.U.) in November 2000 to regulate the way that U.S. companies export and handle the personal data (such as names and addresses) of European citizens.

Earlier this month, Court of Justice of the European Union declared that the US Safe Harbor is invalid, directly affecting the European companies that use services of public cloud vendors. It was an eye opener for other geographies as well.

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Topics: enterprise file sharing, enterprise digital rights management, encryption, safe harbor, Data Soverignity, Data Privacy, private cloud, on-premise cloud, regulatory compliance, data breach, data leakage

Safe Harbor, Privacy and Sovereignty Elements in Enterprise File Sharing

Posted by Anand Kekre on October 20 2015

Consumerization of information technology and enterprise mobility have given rise to end-users’ demand for anywhere, anytime access to corporate data. While ignoring such requests is turning out to be risky for enterprise IT because of Shadow-IT, many businesses have implemented enterprise file sharing (Enterprise File Sync and Share – EFSS) solutions as an alternative to Dropbox.


But just implementing a secure enterprise file sharing solution is not the end to the IT decision makers’ woes. Recently the Court of Justice of the European Union declared that the US Safe Harbor is invalid, directly affecting the companies in European countries that use public cloud file sharing vendors. It was an eye opener for other geographies as well.

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Topics: Mobile Content Management (MCM), file security, enterprise file sharing, Enterprise File Sync & Share, Dropbox Alternative, endpoint encryption, enterprise digital rights management, Data Privacy Option (DPO), Access Control, encryption, safe harbor, Data Soverignity, Data Privacy, Deployment Flexibility, Key Management

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