Compliance and the cloud


IT & Internet

With governments around the world currently addressing regulations on surveillance and privacy, attention is once again focusing on the compliance issues surrounding the security of data stored in the cloud. While the effect of these developments on business appetite for cloud computing solutions is unknown, they certainly raise interesting issues around client privilege, data ownership, and IT planning in general, to ensure that companies remain compliant with international regulation, and have left many wondering about the best approaches to contractual terms and positions.