• Tsilas 2010 (†603)

    Tsilas, Nick. "Moving Responsibly to the Cloud to Ensure Its Full Potential" Computer and Internet Lawyer 27:11 (November 2010), p.16-24

Existing Citations

  • privacy (p.18): Users also may have legitimate questions about the privacy of data stored in the cloud vis-à-vis cloud service providers and other parties. ...the privacy and confidentiality risks of cloud computing “vary significantly with the terms of service and privacy policy established by the cloud provider.” (†1390)
  • privacy (p.18): In the United States, information stored on a personal computer or business computer is entitled to certain protections under the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), but courts are struggling to address whether information that is stored remotely is entitled to the same protections and, if not, what if any protections apply. Consumers have shared and stored data on locally residing computer hard drives and disks for years, and courts have generally extended Fourth Amendment protections to these files. The challenging question is what happens to the status of these documents when they are migrated to a platform hosted and operated by a third party. . (†1391)
  • trust (p.20): These consumer threats are not specific to the cloud environment, but they undermine consumer trust in the Internet and make it harder to realize its full potential. While individual consumers interact directly with the cloud through consumer-facing cloud services, they are also the customers, patrons, and taxpayers of the enterprises and governments seeking to transition data to the cloud. By strengthening user confidence in online services, improvements in online safety should have spillover benefits in terms of promoting the more rapid adoption of cloud services as well. (†1392)