Date Added: Oct 2011
Privacy is a pinnacle concern of the cloud database model known as "Database as a service (DaaS)". DaaS is highly appreciated in business community because it saves hardware cost, cost of the technical people required to manage the database and it also saves the license cost of the database. Moreover, it offers reliable services and people can access their data 24 x 7 from anywhere provided the internet connection is available. Despite of all these advantages enterprises are reluctant to adopt DaaS, because of two types of threats that are associated with it. Firstly, it can be attacked by the hacker and secondly the privacy of data can be compromised by the administrators, managing the cloud database environment.