The Necessity of Legally Compliant Data Management in European Cloud Architectures

Taking advantage of flexible resource provisions enabled by Cloud Computing, many businesses have recently migrated their IT applications and data to the Cloud, allowing them to respond to new demands and requests from customers. However, Cloud Computing also moves functions and a responsibility away from local ownership and management to a third-party provided service, and brings with it a set of associated legal issues, such as data protection, licensing, intellectual property rights and the need to comply with necessary regulation. In this paper, the authors evaluate commonly-observed Cloud Computing use cases against the law applying to Cloud Computing to find where legal problems may arise.

Provided by: University of Szczecin Topic: Cloud Date Added: May 2012 Format: PDF

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