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Cloud Computing: Centralization and Data Sovereignty

European Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 3, No 2, 2012

21 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2012  

Primavera De Filippi

Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas

Smari McCarthy

International Modern Media Institute

Date Written: October 26, 2012

Abstract

Cloud computing can be defined as the provision of computing resources on-demand over the Internet. Although this might bring a number of advantages to end-users in terms of accessibility and elasticity of costs, problems arise concerning the collection of personal information in the Cloud and the legitimate exploitation thereof. To the extent that most of the content and software application are only accessible online, users have no longer control over the manner in which they can access their data and the extent to which third parties can exploit it.

Keywords: cloud computing, centralisation, privacy, data protection, data sovereignty

Suggested Citation

De Filippi, Primavera and McCarthy, Smari, Cloud Computing: Centralization and Data Sovereignty (October 26, 2012). European Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 3, No 2, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2167372

Primavera De Filippi (Contact Author)

Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas ( email )

12 place du Pantheon
Paris cedex 06, 75231
France

Smari McCarthy

International Modern Media Institute ( email )

Iceland

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