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Amazon To Launch Sydney Data Center 63

schliz writes "Amazon Web Services will unveil its first Australian data centers on Tuesday, ending more than a year of speculation. The move is expected to address enterprises' data soverignty and latency concerns, although local cloud providers argue that data held by U.S. company Amazon would still be subject to the Patriot Act."
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Amazon To Launch Sydney Data Center

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  • Re:Patriot Act? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by CRC'99 ( 96526 ) on Saturday November 10, 2012 @02:01AM (#41940133) Homepage

    Nope, its true. I used to work for a US owned company in Australia - because of US law, we had to do everything in accordance with Sarbanes–Oxley. It was a royal pain in the ass - 100% pure bureaucracy - and just about doubled the work required to do most of our tasks.

    Thankfully, I'm not working there anymore - but that little glimpse into American life really, really made me glad I wasn't working in IT in the US...

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