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Rethinking Privacy in the Cloud

ONLINE PRIVACY

November 2, 2010

With privacy concerns abounding when it comes to Internet use and cloud computing, eSecurityPlanet explores the idea of rethinking privacy in the cloud. "To gain some clarity on the cloud privacy issue, it is helpful to break down the exposure use cases into three categories," the report states, focusing on the issues of unintentional user-driven data leaks, lack of provider protections and intentional breaches perpetrated for monetary gain. When it comes to cloud computing, the report suggests, "providers have a responsibility to let users and enterprises know when they're using our information to hop on the marketing gravy train and selling sensitive information to other vendors and advertisers." Editor's Note: The upcoming IAPP Practical Privacy Series will feature a session on cloud computing issues entitled "Cutting Through the Cloud Computing Fog: Evaluation, Adoption, Privacy and Security."
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