SA GOVERNMENT HAS PROPOSED TO LAUNCH A STATE-OWNED CLOUD COMPUTING NETWORK
SA GOVERNMENT HAS PROPOSED TO LAUNCH A STATE-OWNED CLOUD COMPUTING NETWORK.
Government has called for public comment at the link below on a draft bill establishing a State Cloud Service to host SA public and private data.
The amendments deal with several important elements:
- to strengthen the capacity of the State to deliver services to citizens,
- ensure informed policy development based on data analytics,
- promote South Africa’s data sovereignty and the security thereof.
The National Data and Cloud Policy will create space for SITA and the CSIR to operate the government-controlled cloud by limiting and regulating the three dominant cloud computing platforms — Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and the Google Cloud Platform.
SHOULD THIS DRAFT PROPOSAL BE IMPLEMENTED?
, this is an opportunity to immediately impact this draft bill before it is implemented. Have your say by clicking the green button or the link below.
(Details and documents also available at the link)