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Microsoft & MCCI to educate Mauritian firms on data security & privacy issues

Microsoft & MCCI to educate Mauritian firms on data security & privacy issues

Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer at Microsoft, will deal with the legislation concerning cases in the United States, which is a pioneer on the question of data security and privacy in cloud. (Image: Microsoft)

Microsoft and Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) are joining hands with the aim of encouraging companies to discuss issues surrounding data protection and privacy in the cloud environment.

The event aims to get together company directors, computing professionals and representatives of professional associations to discuss the theme ‘Building Trust in the Cloud – Ensuring Security, Compliance and Privacy for the 21st Century Organization.’

This session will take place on October 14, 2014 at the Maritim Hotel within the framework of the 36th international conference of data protection and private life that will take place from October 13 to 16.

Besides, experts from Microsoft regarding data protection and privacy will be present at this event.

Around 50 executives of the private and public sector are expected to attend this event. These experts will have the opportunity to listen to and discuss data security and privacy issues surrounding cloud computing, as well as contemplate the fast technological evolution in the world and in Mauritius.

Raju Jaddoo, General Secretary of the MCCI, will launch the event by presenting the perspective of MCCI on the theme.

According to him, the question surrounding personal data protection concerns everyone and the objective of MCCI’s association with Microsoft for this event is to allow members of the MCCI to be more informed and educated on the theme of cloud security and privacy.

After Raju Jaddoo, two experts of Microsoft, Neal Suggs and Brendon Lynch, will be up next. Having come down to Mauritius especially for the international conference, these experts will share their knowledge with regard to the recent evolutions in the cloud domain on the international level.

Given his expertise in regulations surrounding the Cloud, Neal Suggs, Associate General Counsel at Microsoft, will present to the participants Microsoft’s best practices adopted globally.

As for Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer at Microsoft, he will deal with the legislation concerning cases in the United States, which is a pioneer on the question of data security and privacy in cloud.

Paul Bunting, General Manager at Microsoft of Indian Ocean Islands and Francophonie Pacific, highlighted that Microsoft does everything to ensure the data protection of its customers using its cloud services such as Office 365, Microsoft Azure and OneDrive among others.

“We wanted to take advantage of this broad-based international event to allow the Mauritian business world to benefit from the global expertise of Microsoft regarding data security and privacy questions connected to the cloud,” he explained.

This is the second event organised by Microsoft this year. In February, the tech major organised a workshop in collaboration with the Data Protection Office of Mauritius on the theme ‘Data Protection – A Must for Today’s Business.’

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