Brief, thoughtful post.
guardian.co.uk – If you do want to put personal data in the cloud, ask yourself, and your vendor, the following:
- assess the nature of your data and its sensitivity, consider public perception – how would the storage of medical data in the cloud be perceived?
- would the cloud vendor’s security meet European law requirements?
- where would the data be stored?
- do you have rights to audit the services?
- will the cloud vendor provide back-ups, disaster recovery and business continuity procedures?
- how will you secure the return of your data at the end of the contract?
- Cloud Computing: Challenge For Financial Firms? Emma Byrne Emma Byrne, Forbes
- Security Fears Give Way to Economics as Cloud Computing Grows, Jordan Robertson, Bloomberg