Chapter 1

Data in the Cloud

The software, platforms, and infrastructures that we call the “Cloud” have existed in some sense since the late 1960s. Cloud data storage privacy and security issues affect the data itself, metadata about you and your data, and the movement of the data between your device and the cloud storage hardware. You may put data owned by others in to cloud storage for work or research. Even if you consider the data your own, it could contain sensitive information about others. A variety of legal threats to your data privacy and security exist, including cloud provider terms of use, legal warrants, and different laws across geographic jurisdictions. Criminals may want your data for many other reasons than just identity theft. ...

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