THE CLOUD SECURITY ALLIANCE (CSA) has conducted a survey and found that the public would appreciate a common set of privacy protection principles for its data.
The CSA demanded a consumer privacy bill of rights, adding that privacy protection is often forgotten in the race to embrace the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT)
"Data privacy considerations are often overlooked in the development phase of cloud, IoT and big bata solutions, and instead are viewed through a maze of complicated regulations and guidance," said CSA CEO Jim Reavis.
"These findings highlight the very significant opportunity for global co-operation between CISOs and Infosec professionals, privacy leaders, developers and architects, to build privacy principles into new and emerging solutions."
The survey produced a report called the "Data Protection Heat Index Survey Report" and cited "overwhelming support" for such a bill of rights. It suggested this strong support for privacy in this unmentioned post-Snowden age will be good business for cloud services providers.
"The findings were highly indicative of a positive role that privacy and data protection principles can play in the development of cloud, IoT and big data solutions," it added. The CSA suggested that too much focus is put on geographical differences, where similarities should be considered.
"Historically, data privacy experts and the information security industry at large have focused on deviations between different regions, instead of the similarities, which could encourage more effective collaboration," it added before veering off into solutionese.
"In discovering areas of alignment and deviation with regard to global data protection laws and practices, as depicted by the Data Protection Heat Index, organisations can drive innovation within the context of new technologies."
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