|Title||Legal Issues Associated with Data Management in European Clouds|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Kertész, A, Váradi, S|
Cloud Computing offers flexible resource provision for businesses, enabling them to respond effectively to new demands from customers. This new technology moves local data management to a third-party provided service, a phenomenon that raises legal issues such as data protection and privacy. We have evaluated Cloud use cases against the applicable law set out by the Data Protection Directive of the EU to pinpoint where legal problems may arise.
Cloud Computing offers on-demand access to infrastructure resources operated from a remote source. Recently, this form of service provision has become hugely popular, with many businesses migrating their IT applications and data to the Cloud to take advantage of the flexible resource provision that can benefit businesses by responding quickly to new demands from customers. Cloud Computing also moves functions and responsibilities away from local ownership and data management to a third-party provided service, and brings with it a set of associated legal issues such as data protection and privacy, and the need to comply with certain regulations. Owing to the pace of technical and economic progress in this field it is important to determine the compliance of commonly-observed Cloud Computing patterns-of-use to legal constraints and requirements.