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Privacy & Cloud Services: Are We There Yet?

Marikyan, Davit; Llanos, Jose; Barati, Masoud; Aujla, Gagangeet Singh; Li, Yinhao; Adu-Duodu, Kwabena; Tahir, Sabeen; Rana, Omer; Papagiannidis, Savvas; Ranjan, Rajiv; Carr, Madeline

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Davit Marikyan

Jose Llanos

Masoud Barati

Yinhao Li

Kwabena Adu-Duodu

Sabeen Tahir

Omer Rana

Savvas Papagiannidis

Rajiv Ranjan

Madeline Carr


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.


Marikyan, D., Llanos, J., Barati, M., Aujla, G. S., Li, Y., Adu-Duodu, K., …Carr, M. (2021). Privacy & Cloud Services: Are We There Yet?. .

Conference Name 2021 IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented System Engineering (SOSE)
Conference Location Oxford, United Kingdom
Start Date Aug 23, 2021
End Date Aug 26, 2021
Acceptance Date Aug 26, 2021
Online Publication Date Oct 15, 2021
Publication Date 2021
Deposit Date Nov 7, 2021
Publicly Available Date Nov 8, 2021


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