Regulation on Cloud to Protect User Privacy

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Regulation on Cloud to Protect User Privacy This essay discusses regulation that rules cloud provider to protect privacy of data citizens within country. This essay will describe about what cloud services and its wide range of service In the second section, it will explain more about the security threat of cloud services and going more specific into privacy issue. The next section, I will discuss about the extent of technical regulation that porposed from case given by taking model from exist country regulation. In the Fourth section, this essay will discuss about evaluation and another policy as alternative of the previous policy. Finally, this essay will be closed by suggestion and conclusion about what regulation that should be purposed regarding to protect privacy citizens’ data stored in cloud. What is cloud services? Today, cloud services are widely used by people around the world in purpose of business, government, and personal use. With cloud services, users use resources - could be storage, computional capability, or software- from cloud service provider mediated by Internet. Doing computational work with cloud services involves a number of computers to do the large-scale works, therefore it usually called by distributed system over Internet (reference, paper?). Cloud service also offers a large-scale service where users only pay for what they use (on-demand). Therefore, companies migrate to business-to-business cloud as they don’t have to spend money building intial cost for their computational business. For instance, instead of building their own storage, network, cooling, they could just “rent” resource from cloud provider for the lower cost. Besides money benefits, cloud resources also able to be shared by multiple... ... middle of paper ... ... widely range of services to society. For public cloud, costumers have no idea where their data is stored and what regulation would be applied to their data. This may affect to their privacy assurance. Regulation that urge cloud company to store local citizens’ data within country could be guarantee users’ data because cloud company will have some restriction to process users’ data based on local law. But this regulation may result refusing from giant company providers and local users suffer to loss cloud services from them. Regulation that urge cloud company to encrypt users’ local data may be chosen as alternatives, but this is limited on a certain of cloud services. From the prespective of security assurance, I may suggest the first regulation, which is stores local users’ within country because it can covers whole cloud services to ensure their privacy security.
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