Is a risk assessment needed?

With todays announcement from Dropbox that user data was actually stolen I was wondering if people thought that it was necessary to carry out a risk assessment before using the variety of services out there to hold pupil data – whether this be Dropbox, Google apps or any of the educational companies that are available (remember Sparkle Box?)

Dropbox Pro accounts get doubled for the same price

Engadget Article about dropbox

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