Concerns about privacy and control over data are often cited as the major impediments to the growth of Cloud and its wide adoption by both business and government in Australia.
It is easy to understand why. Moving to the Cloud means relinquishing a degree of physical control over your IT infrastructure and relying, in part, on your Cloud vendor to ensure that your information is kept private and secure. If the data is stored in offshore locations, those locations may or may not be in countries that have privacy laws which are the same or similar to those in Australia.
Cloud4x strictly adheres to the AUSTRALIAN PRIVACY PRINCIPLES as stated in the Federal Legislation, to which all Federal agencies and most private sector business are subject in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). From 12 March 2014 both the private and Federal public sectors are in compliance with the 13 new Australia Privacy Principles (APPs) under the Privacy Act that regulate the collection, holding, use and disclosure of "personal information". The Privacy Act (from 12 March 2014) defines personal information to mean:
"information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable, whether the informati on or opinion is true or not and whether recorded in a material form or not"
For example, some email addresses such as firstname.lastname@example.org are personal information, but anonymous information (such as purely statistical data) is not.