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Trust in the Clouds


Patrick S. Ryan


Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - Interdisciplinary Center for Law and Information Technology (ICRI); Google Inc.; University of Colorado at Boulder, Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program

Sarah Falvey


Google Inc

July 15, 2012

Computer Law & Security Review 28 (2012) 513-521

Abstract:     
The "cloud" is not new, and its roots go back to the original plans for computing from the 1950s. Now that computing is moving back to the original cloud-based models that were envisioned more than 60 years ago, with it, consumers are realizing the increases in security and safety that accompany the move to centralized servers. Yet the perception of “trust” in this context is often still formed by views that people have from their use of computers over the past two decades, which is localized in nature (“if I can see it, I can control it”). This view is based on perception more than fact. Our paper discusses different views of trust in other contexts (such as banking and travel) and concludes that users of cloud computing should recast their view of trust in a similar way that consumers of banking and travel have changed their perceptions of trust in the last 100 years.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 9

Keywords: regulation of the cloud, trust and technology, risk and the cloud, Patriot Act, the minitel, data sharing, data obfuscation

JEL Classification: K23, L5, L96

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Date posted: July 19, 2013  

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Ryan, Patrick S. and Falvey, Sarah, Trust in the Clouds (July 15, 2012). Computer Law & Security Review 28 (2012) 513-521. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2295216

Contact Information

Patrick S. Ryan (Contact Author)
Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) - Interdisciplinary Center for Law and Information Technology (ICRI) ( email )
Tiensestraat 41
Leuven, B-3000
Belgium
303-835-3574 (Phone)
303-265-9737 (Fax)
Google Inc. ( email )
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Second Floor
Mountain View, CA 94043
United States
303-835-3574 (Phone)
University of Colorado at Boulder, Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program ( email )
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program
Boulder, CO 80309
United States
303-835-3574 (Phone)
303-265-9737 (Fax)
Sarah Falvey
Google Inc ( email )
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Second Floor
Mountain View, CA 94043
United States
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