Mitigating Risks in the Cloud
ONLINE PRIVACY—NEW ZEALANDMay 20, 2011
The New Zealand Hearld reports on Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff's concerns about cloud computing risks for individuals and organisations in the context of recent data breaches, social networking privacy policies and information security on mobile devices. A recent survey of 50 large businesses found that many organisations currently use cloud computing providers to handle information without checking the providers' information use and management policies. Shroff notes that "the people whose information it is often don't have a clue where the information is or how it's controlled." The commissioner's office is using the survey results to develop strategies to alleviate risks when using cloud computing services.