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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ryan PhD, Patrick Spaulding and Falvey, Sarah and Merchant, Ronak, When the Cloud Goes Local: The Global Problem with Data Localization (December 19, 2013). Computer, Vol. 46, No. 12, pp. 54-59, December 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2370850

Patrick Spaulding Ryan PhD (Contact Author)

Stanford University ( email )

United States
5127515346 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://web.stanford.edu/people/patrickryan

Sarah Falvey

Google Inc ( email )

1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Second Floor
Mountain View, CA 94043
United States

Ronak Merchant

University of Colorado at Boulder ( email )

1070 Edinboro Drive
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

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