Ma­jor con­cerns re­lated to cloud com­put­ing

Governance Now - - CLOUD COMPUTING -

In­ter­op­er­abil­ity: It is es­sen­tially the abil­ity to com­mu­ni­cate across dif­fer­ent sys­tems. For the cloud, it means soft­ware and ap­pli­ca­tions should be por­ta­ble, able to run across dif­fer­ent ser­vice providers. Each cloud ser­vice provider cre­ates its own pro­cesses for a user, lead­ing to is­sues such as ven­dor lock-in, porta­bil­ity and in­flex­i­bil­ity to use mul­ti­ple vendors.

Data se­cu­rity: Dele­tion of records with­out back-up of orig­i­nal con­tent poses a threat to data se­cu­rity. Lack of proper data pro­tec­tion tech­niques and le­gal laws are ma­jor fac­tors that de­ter or­gan­i­sa­tions or

users from us­ing the cloud.

Data pri­vacy: Data on cloud is usu­ally dis­trib­uted, rais­ing con­cerns around ju­ris­dic­tion, data ex­po­sure and pri­vacy.

Data own­er­ship: Terms and con­di­tions of CSPS may some­times sug­gest some medium of own­er­ship rights, even with­out le­gal trans­fer. It leads to data se­cu­rity threats emerg­ing from the pos­si­bil­ity of mis­use of data by CSP. It leads to sev­eral chal­lenges,

in­clud­ing ven­dor lock-in.

law­ful in­ter­cep­tion: With nu­mer­ous de­vel­op­ments in cloud com­put­ing, pre­vi­ous meth­ods of law­ful in­ter­cept are no longer valid; it needs new think­ing. As there is an is­sue of multi ju­ris­dic­tion, there should be an al­ter­nate way to im­pose re­stric­tion on cross-bor­der move­ment of some crit­i­cal in­for­ma­tion like tax re­turns, fi­nan­cial trans­ac­tions and health records.

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