NSA/PRISM Survey Downloads
During June and July of 2013, news of a whistleblower, US government contractor Edward Snowden, dominated global headlines. Snowden provided evidence of US government access to information from telecommunications and Internet providers via secret court orders as specified by the Patriot Act. The subsequent news leaks indicated that allied governments of the US may have also received some of this information and acted upon it in unknown ways. As this news became widespread, it led to a great deal of debate and soul searching about appropriate access to an individual's digital information, both within the United States of America and any other country.
CSA initiated this survey to collect a broad spectrum of member opinions about this news, and to understand how this impacts attitudes about using public cloud providers as well as any other broadly available Internet service. This survey was conducted online via SurveyMonkey from June 25, 2013 to July 9, 2013.
The survey received almost 500 responses from CSA members around the world. It found that 56% of non-US residents were now less likely to use US-based cloud providers, in light of recent revelations about government access to customer information.
Release Date: July 23, 2013
Cloud Security Alliance Survey Results
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