2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 7, 2014 5:49 PM by Debbie Curtis-Magley

    The Patriot Act and the impact on foreign data privacy

    Margaret Sherlock Novice

      Are there any Ariba Whitepapers on the impact of the Patriot Act on foreign data privacy as some companies in Australia are worried that the US Government can gain access to their Ariba data without any reason.

        • The Patriot Act and the impact on foreign data privacy
          Margaret Sherlock Novice

          For anyone interested it appears to be referenced on https://trust.ariba.com

          • Re: The Patriot Act and the impact on foreign data privacy
            Debbie Curtis-Magley Master

            Hi Margaret:

             

            We don't have a white paper on the topic at this time. Below is guidance that I received from our legal department at Ariba. Please note that it should not be construed as legal advice. For that, you will want to consult your company's legal counsel for further information on the U.S. Patriot Act.

             

            "Because Ariba, Inc. is a U.S. company, it is subject to U.S. laws and regulations and U.S. law enforcement jurisdiction.  Accordingly, no matter where our data centers are located, U.S. law enforcement would have the ability to subpoena records in our possession with good cause and in compliance with applicable law.  This is not a unique issue for the U.S.  All nations retain the right to enforce their own criminal laws by, among other things, requiring those entities and individuals under their jurisdiction to produce records relevant to a criminal investigation.  As compared to other countries, U.S. law enforcement probably has a better track record than most in the appropriate exercise of investigative discretion.  Moreover, so long as customers are not using the Ariba application to engage in criminal activities, the possibility that their records may become the subject of a law enforcement subpoena is exceedingly remote."

             

            Debbie Curtis-Magley

            Ariba Exchange Community Manager