More Government Data to Be Hosted in Australia
The sensitive information of Australians should only be hosted on Australian servers, the government will announce today. Government Services Minister, Stuart Robert, will announce the intention for more data sovereignty in a speech to the National Press Club today. “We are examining the sovereignty requirements that should apply to certain data sets held by government, in addition to the existing Protected Security Policy Framework,” Robert will say, according to an advance copy of his speech.
“This will include considering whether certain data sets of concern to the public should be declared sovereign data sets and should only be hosted in Australia, in an accredited Australian data centre, across Australian networks and only accessed by the Australian government and our Australian service providers.”
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