Should There Be International Regulation For Cloud Computing Or Cloud Solutions?

Should There Be International Regulation For Cloud Computing Or Cloud Solutions?

Monday, September 19th, 2011

No one doubts that cloud computing is no longer a buzz word in the market and going to move a lot of money in the coming years. Virtually all major companies have entered into the cloud more or less thrust and win, and this is making the cloud an umbrella for user profiles that range from the technical to the more user friendly interface.

We have just seen an incident like the service provider can leave you if your data in the cloud run out of data and application. The fact is that if we look at the cloud-like service, the users are growing drastically, it looks more or less normal that there is a regulation by the government, whether by political interests or commodities for their economic impact or its social impact. In India for example banks are regulated and audited by the Reserve Bank of India, and others such as electrical, automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical sector by the Government directly.

There may be many others but you should consider a regulation [international] of cloud solutions.
Imagine solutions such as CRM, billing management, portal product sales, etc..

We know that the Data Protection Act requires companies to be responsible for the safety procedures of files.
The data controller and, where appropriate, the processor must take the necessary technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of personal data and avoid its alteration, loss, unauthorized access, given state of technology, the nature of the data stored and the risks they are exposed, whether from human action or the physical or natural disasters.

But data security is not everything, what about the level of service you should demand from a cloud solutions? What if a company closes cloud? What guarantee do we have to recover data, software, settings, etc?

This is because it is not the first time that this happened and there is plenty to do more than to dictate the contract, and of course there is nothing like international regulations (a quest to find the company that gave you the service). Typically, the companies allow you to take the data and there are some of the providers who make the software available to its customers through an intermediary company, but there is no obligation to do so.

Anyway, complicated issues needs to be focused on the international level and should have national laws because the Internet has no borders.

Finally, and to break a lance for cloud businesses, I would bet anything because they all provide a level of service and security above the expectations of any customer.

Author Name – Pravin Ganore
Company – ESDS Software Solution Pvt. Ltd

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