Crowding It the Cloud, Data Protection and Permissible Business Models - Conference "Getting around the cloud(s) - Technical and legal issues on Cloud services”

Authors: Célia Zolynski, Romain Perray


Far larger and more complex than usual personal data processing for example through emails, the development of Cloud Computing brings squarely into play the definitions of both personal data and their processing, within the meaning of EU Directive 95/46 dated 24 October 1995, until the coming enactment of the current draft EU Regulation in this field.

Of course, this situation has also large consequences in the IT sector, essentially on the way Cloud providers can organize their business models, depending however whether they act, in part or in full, as data controllers or data processors.

Under such circumstances, not only companies but consumers as well must think of an appropriate strategy in line with their needs in order to take all benefit of using Cloud systems without any prejudice to a high level of personal data protection.

Keywords: Cloud computing – IT Infrastructures – Public / Private / Hybrid Cloud – Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) / Software as a Service (SaaS) / Platform as a Service (PaaS) - Business models - EU Directive 95/46/EC - Privacy - Data protection