Chapter 12

Privacy and Compliance

Many (perhaps most) organizations are subject to various legal requirements that govern how data is collected, stored, processed, and shared. Organizations considering adopting cloud services should identify applicable legal requirements and consider the effects of cloud services on compliance. This chapter provides an overview of common legal and compliance risks.

  • Identifying legal risks
  • Identifying privacy risks
  • Managing identity in the cloud

Identifying Legal Risks

An organization cannot simply rely upon the cloud service provider to ensure compliance with laws and regulations. Although the provider may have some responsibility as a data controller or custodian (depending upon the provider’s role in processing ...

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