When the Cloud Goes Local: The Global Problem with Data Localization
Computer, Vol. 46, No. 12, pp. 54-59, December 2013
6 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2013
Date Written: December 19, 2013
Ongoing efforts to legally define cloud computing and regulate separate parts of the Internet are unlikely to address underlying concerns about data security and privacy. Data localization initiatives, led primarily by European countries, could actually bring the cloud to the ground and make the Internet less secure.
Keywords: Cloud computing, Electronic mail, Portable computers, Companies, Law, Grosch's law, cloud computing, computing and the law, data localization, security, privacy
JEL Classification: L5
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