The court’s latest move brings up another interesting legal implication. With the current EU Data Protection Directive, every EU company needs to have a legally responsible data controller. The data controller is fully accountable for what happens with personal data, even if the data storage, or processing, is outsourced to a third party that later discloses that data.
The problem is, how does all the data connect? Are the protocols, shapes, formats, identifiers and locators all changing (clue: yes, they are). The problem is, which technology base and platform does a firm build its own IT stack up from? The problem is, do we know why we are doing any of this in the first place?