Major concerns related to 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lawful interception: With numerous developments in cloud computing, previous methods of lawful intercept are no longer valid; it needs new thinking.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.