DATA PROTECTION & PRIVACY IN SAAS AND CLOUD SERVICES CONTEXT
Cloud computing is increasingly becoming an integral component of any organisation’s computing strategy. Companies now understand that cloud computing offers the possibility of being able to seamlessly change IT without expending the time and resources in setting up, configuring, and deploying new systems. This technology offers a more efficient use of resources such as storage, memory, processing, applications and bandwidth ensuring high availability, security and quality. In many market segments Software as a Service and Cloud Services have increasingly become the norm and entirely replaced permanent on-premise licensing
As companies move to the cloud, achieving regulatory compliance has become a business-critical priority. Cloud privacy issues are among the key concerns for companies moving to the cloud. In most countries and in most industries, data privacy regulations apply whenever personally identifiable information (PII) is collected and stored. Slovenia has a strict personal data regulation.
When this information resides in the cloud, it presents a unique challenge because cloud computing resources are distributed, making it difficult to know where data is located and who has access at any given time. In addition to the cloud data privacy law many companies need to also adhere to series of sector-based compliance rules. If you’re collecting and storing data in the cloud one must ensure the cloud provider protects the privacy of the data in the appropriate manner.