Now is a great time to become a client of the clouds. With them you can access all their digital content whenever and wherever you may be, in compatible with clouds devices (iPad, Kindle, etc.), you can store your music collection in iCloud, you can share the work and personal documents via Box.net, and manage costs. The list goes on.
Most cloud services consumer recognize that users retain the rights to the data after they reach the server.
Similarly, in the Notice of Intellectual Property, Gmail says: “Google does not claim ownership of any content, whether text, data, information, photos, music, sound, video or any other material that you upload, transmit or store in its Gmail account. We will not use your content for any other purpose than to provide you a service”.
Of course, in such cases Facebook and Google reserve some rights, but they have made their commitment to maintain the privacy and security clear for all downloaded data users. But the question remains, how these obligations should remain and with respect to which international law.
Such limits of privacy has never been investigated, and it was an occasion for talk among politicians and controllers. We do not even have a single international standard regarding privacy on the network, not to mention privacy in the cloud. Often the nature inherent in cloud computing, not to determine what laws apply to it, especially when the data is loaded under the same jurisdiction, and are stored under the other. However, the European Union announced new rules for providers of cloud services this fall and will be the first authority, do something similar.
India still don’t have comprehensive policy on the privacy of data or any rules on cloud services. But recent actions by the Federal Trade Commission show that regulators should guide the actions of authorities to protect the rights of consumers, even without a comprehensive federal law on privacy, against companies that do not adhere to their own rules of privacy.
The Federal Trade Commission and other regulatory agencies are also closely eyeing the portability of data to the user to easily move data from one service to another. Once consumers start to store more data online, they immediately want to move them faster and easier. Most likely, in the future, data portability will become an essential item for all providers of cloud services. Some providers are already thinking about it, and use, for example, the authentication scheme Open Auth 2.0, supported by Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, eNlight Cloud By ESDS and others.
Visit ESDS Software Solution website at WWW.ESDS.CO.IN for Rich Data Center Web Hosting, Cloud Services, Dedicated Hosting and Software Services in India at Affordable Costs.
Posted in Hosting.
– December 15, 2012