[LINK] RFC: Cloud Computing

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Mon Nov 23 19:10:25 EST 2009

Reads well, Roger ..

Cloud computing?  One concern for most, of course, is data ownership and
security. Google Cloud Terms of Service re data are bad enough, but here
is another example which is breath-taking .. and so, maybe of use, Roger.

Not exactly only a public 'cloud service' but, certainly includes clouds:



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Roger writes,

> Following on from discussions on the list earlier today ...
> I've been working on a paper on the user benefits and risks of cloud 
> computing.  That's of course necessitated some basic work on what the 
> heck cloud computing is.
> The emergent draft has a reasonably-developed first third, but at 
> this stage only a very sketchy analysis of risks.
> Constructively negative comments on the definitions, architecture and 
> benefits sections would be greatly appreciated!!
>      Computing Clouds on the Horizon?
>      Benefits and Risks from the User's Perspective
>       http://www.rogerclarke.com/II/CCI-0911.html
> While you're at it, any thoughts on the APF's Policy Statement on 
> Cloud Computing and Privacy would also be valued:
> http://www.privacy.org.au/Papers/CloudComp-0911.html
> As a voluntary organisation, we don't want to go so far that we're 
> doing free consultancy;  but we also don't want to be off-the-beam 
> technically, and nor do we want to go beyond a reasonable 
> balance-point between privacy and other interests.
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