Evaluation of Conditions Regarding Cloud Computing Applications in Turkey, EU and the USA

Henkoglu T., KÜLCÜ Ö.

4th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World (IMCW), Limerick, Ireland, 4 - 06 September 2013, vol.423, pp.36-42 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 423
  • City: Limerick
  • Country: Ireland
  • Page Numbers: pp.36-42
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Cloud computing services are delivered over the Internet and allow data access from anywhere at any time. In spite of numerous advantages provided by cloud computing, it is important to recognize the potential threats that could include loss of user data. The aim of this study is to raise public awareness on cloud computing by conducting a review of the literature and investigating security and privacy issues related to user data stored on remote servers in the current cloud computing systems. The current laws of United States and all directives and agreements in European Union are examined in order to draw attention to the legal risks and problems in the study. This study shows that there are no legal regulations relating to security and privacy issues of cloud computing in Turkey within the scope of the current cloud computing service agreements.