Arbitrator says outsourcing e-mail system to the cloud lawful

On August 25th, Arbitrator Outhouse held that Dalhousie University did not violate the Personal Information International Disclosure Protection Act by providing e-mail and other IT services via a cloud-based platform. The decision is about compliance with the Nova Scotia statute, though Arbitrator Outhouse does make comment on the interests and risks involved in an outsourcing of this kind.