[unisog] Web Hosted Apps
carn0048 at umn.edu
Tue Jul 22 00:10:56 GMT 2008
Yep - it is a big loss of local control and has some definite
Ultimaely, it's a business decision, however. The best you can
do is make management aware of the issues.
On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 07:48:10AM -0400, William Yang wrote:
> Darden, Patrick S. wrote:
> > We are contemplating something like Google Docs campus wide. Is anyone
> > using this as the officially recommended office suite? Can it be hosted
> > locally? What security concerns does it raise? What are the privacy
> > and data continuity issues?
> What are the privacy issues for having a third party that can have its
> behavior dictated to it by the government of any country on Earth--without
> notice to you--control all your documents? Note that they will study the
> contents of your files and index them.
> I'll readily say that Google Docs is cool and the price can't be beat...
> but I would be very concerned about the implications of using something
> like Google Docs on data that's protected by FERPA, HIPAA, or that falls in
> other regulated spaces.
> How do you model--let alone mitigate--the risk of this, exactly? You are
> *giving up control and custody* of your documents* with Google Docs.
> William Yang
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