Consideration of putting government data on U.S. servers is strange, since it’s a violation of government policy, and could expose the data to the U.S. Patriot Act.
Despite government policy explicitly forbidding the storage of sensitive Canadian data on non-Canadian servers, it appears the Trudeau government is doing exactly that.
This is especially ironic since the policy banning such a move was passed by the Trudeau government.
According to a recent report, “Two government agencies have been meeting with Microsoft Inc. to discuss ways to store secret Canadian data on American servers, a measure expressly forbidden by federal policy. Microsoft’s talks this year with Shared Services Canada and the Communications Security Establishment reviewed whether sensitive data about Canadians and other confidential matters could be securely encrypted on American “cloud” services.”
Such a move could expose Canadian companies to the U.S. Patriot Act, which would be an absurd situation for our country to be placed in.
While this is certainly not as bad as how Trudeau let sensitive Canadian national security companies get bought by China, it’s still a bad move.
Sensitive Canadian government data should be stored on Canadian servers – with no exceptions. Our nation must have control over our own data.
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