Do You Know Where Your Data Is In The Cloud?

I was just reading about CentriLogic's new cloud hosting services. They store your data across data centers in Rochester NY, Buffalo NY, Toronto ON, and Mississauga, ON.

With Amazon EC2 and cloudfront distributions you can deploy your data across United States, European, Hong Kong and Singapore, and Japan edge locations.

Country-specific regulations governing privacy and data protection vary greatly. Here is a map that outlines the degree of legal strictness across a range of nations:

Most Restrictive Restrictive Some Restrictions Minimal Restrictions Pending Legislation Interested in how Data Protection Regulations affect IT operations, cloud computing and cloud storage you can read Forrester's research on the significance of data protection regulations in the cloud: Seems like you could make a cloud storage provider that just catered to the regulatory needs of various companies and the types of content they need to store and industries they are part of.