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Cloud computing

Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services over the Internet. Cloud services allow individuals and businesses to use software and hardware that are managed by third parties at remote locations. Examples of cloud services include online file storage, social networking sites, webmail, and online business applications. The cloud computing model allows access to information and computer resources from anywhere that a network connection is available.

Cloud computing can be convenient and cost effective, but there are certain privacy implications to consider. Explore the links on this page to learn more about privacy issues related to cloud computing and to find guidance for businesses considering the use of cloud computing services.

Cloud computing and privacy

Find a brief explanation of cloud computing and potential privacy issues.

Frequently asked questions about cloud computing

Find answers to key questions about cloud computing and what you can do to reduce possible privacy issues.

Cloud Computing for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Find information for SMEs about privacy responsibilities and considerations in relation to cloud computing.

Reaching for the Cloud(s): Privacy Issues related to Cloud Computing

Read a research paper exploring the emergence of cloud computing, the related privacy issues and the application of PIPEDA.

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