Privacy Issues for Cloud Systems

  • Christopher Horn
  • Marina Tropmann-FrickEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 903)


In this paper we discuss the issue of privacy in the cloud. In the area of privacy in the cloud we take a first look, which components take part in a cloud privacy system. This starts with influencing factors in hardware production, customer and provider privacy. With the cloud privacy it is valuable to handle Privacy as a Service (PaaS) with its security protocols. Not only is it essential to include trusted third parties, the cloud providers itself have to be strict with their code of conduct in the cloud (cloud of conduct). The fast paste economy has brought up ethic issues over the years. There are different kinds of cloud types which more or less harmonize with privacy ethics. These topics need to be viewed in the context of a cloud privacy system.


Cloud-computing Code of conduct Cloud of conduct Cloud privacy Privacy as a Service Economic ethics Privacy ethics Cloud ethics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lufthansa Industry SolutionsNorderstedtGermany
  2. 2.Hamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany

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