Modelling Cloud Computing Architecture Without Compromising Privacy: A Privacy by Design Approach
As the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada, one of the mandates is to raise awareness of privacy-related issues involved in emerging technologies or new programs that may impact one's privacy. I am pleased to have been approached by NEC to provide comment and input into this white paper regarding privacy-protective architecture design for Cloud computing, as the Office has undertaken significant research efforts into this area (see, for instance, the Privacy in the Clouds white paper). It is rewarding to see researchers at companies such as NEC considering privacy early on in their work. The message has always been that respecting privacy should not present an impediment to ensuring the security of, and appropriate access to, data.