How to regulate cloud computing?

Brief, thoughtful post.

the Net economy – 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?



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