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Privacy & Cloud Services: Are We There Yet?

Marikyan, Davit and Llanos, Jose and Barati, Masoud and Aujla, Gagangeet Singh and Li, Yinhao and Adu-Duodu, Kwabena and Tahir, Sabeen and Rana, Omer and Papagiannidis, Savvas and Ranjan, Rajiv and Carr, Madeline (2021) 'Privacy & Cloud Services: Are We There Yet?', 2021 IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented System Engineering (SOSE) Oxford, United Kingdom, 23-26 Aug 2021.


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) remains an important requirement for many electronic services which utilise user data. GDPR compliance verification for a cloud provider is aimed to confirm that personal data provided by a user is shared in-line with the requirements of this legislation, so that any subsequent audit carried out on the provider does not lead to a financial penalty. This verification involves two aspects: (i) ensuring that user consent has been obtained; (ii) sharing of data with external cloud providers is undertaken in a transparent way, so that the user is aware of which providers the information was shared with and for what purpose. Using a survey we describe why users are still ambivalent about the use of GDPR - and how its adoption can be improved using a Blockchain-based architecture that can provide greater transparency on how GDPR compliance is supported by cloud providers.

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Date accepted:26 August 2021
Date deposited:08 November 2021
Date of first online publication:15 October 2021
Date first made open access:08 November 2021

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