This paper explores the technical and legal issues involved in using Cloud technologies from the perspective of an Australian business interested in both customer and government attitudes, and discusses how moves to implement jurisdiction location and control preferences have been characterised as Data Sovereignty and Digital Protectionism by differing interests.

March 2014


Ballantine out at NewSat, Jabiru-1 for sale; TiSA proposals a threat to data sovereignty; Microsoft lets global Wi-Fi plans leak; Superloop starts trading on the ASX; SpeedCast and O3b give Christmas Island first access to broadband Internet.

5th June 2015


A structured bibliography is provided to assist research into the late-2013 status of cloud and data sovereignty (or ?digital protectionism?) policy discussions in Australia and elsewhere.

November 2013