Hacking-free cloud service is needed

While the world is witnessing cloud data breach incidents more often micro-blogging website Twitter being the latest one  and governments the world over are looking for ways to ensure data security, India has also joined the chorus for a safe, secured cloud experience. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) this month issued a consultation paper on cloud computing, inviting the stakeholders to join the debate on how to implement a secured cloud service.

The fact is: Practically no work has been done in India till date on having an adequate legal framework to deal with cyber security and data security on the Cloud. The TRAI paper, whose deadline to feed comments online is July 8, comes after Twitter co-founder Evan Williams’s account was compromised and hackers may have used malware to collect credentials of more than 32 million logins of Twitter users. The Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, is completely silent in the context of cloud computing. The Information Technology Act, 2000, has not addressed issues pertaining to cloud computing.


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