Friday, January 6, 2012

Cloud Computing in India Is Still Not Trusted

Cloud computing in India has not been able to generate trust among various cloud computing users. As per the research and studies of Perry4Law and Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB), cloud computing in India is risky and India is not ready for cloud computing. Now even other companies have endorsed this conclusion and it has been reported that chief information officers (CIOs) in India are not comfortable using cloud computing in India.

India has no legal framework for cloud computing and cloud computing regulations in India are missing. India has no dedicated privacy laws, data protection laws and data security laws. Even leading techno legal expert of India Praveen Dalal believes that India should not use Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud computing for crucial governmental services.

In these circumstances, use of cloud computing in India is a landmine for privacy violations. Further, the cyber law of India also prescribes cyber law due diligence in India that must be adhered to by cloud computing service providers in India. Even cloud computing due diligence in India is required to be followed. Similarly, the cloud computing security in India must also be ensured.

In these circumstances, it is safe to conclude that India is not ready for cloud computing and before conditions are not made favourable cloud computing should not be used in India.