28 January 2013 – Cloud computing poses a larger threat to your privacy than you might think, according to an European Parliament study.
The study published by its Directorate-General for Internal Policies identified potential risks: “The challenge of privacy in cloud computing is underestimated, if not ignored. The main concern arising from the growing reliance on cloud computing is less the possible increase in cyber fraud or crime than the loss of control over individual identity and data.”
Today Europe is marking annual data protection day, an initiative to raise awareness of how people’s personal information is collected and processed and how to best protect your private lives. The EP is currently looking at plans to update current European rules on data protection to bring them in line with the latest technological developments and prevent misuse of private data.
The report, published at the year-end, also points out that U.S. law authorizes surveillance of cloud data of non-American citizens. U.S. authorities would not be bound by the proposed reform of EU rules, but it is something that could be dealt … Read more