Privacy in the Clouds: A White Paper on Privacy and Digital Identity: Implications for the Internet


Key Questions: How do I practice privacy while using a cloud-based system? What are some risks with using a cloud-based system?
Informational self-determination refers to the ability of individuals to exercise personal control over the collection, use and disclosure of their personal information by others. It forms the basis of modern privacy laws and practices around the world.
All organizations that collect and use personal data must accommodate the
legitimate interests of individuals. Organizations can do this, for example, by
being open and accountable about their information management practices, by
seeking informed consent, and by providing individuals with access and redress
mechanisms. At stake is not only privacy, but the confidence and trust of millions
of individuals, consumers, and citizens in today’s information society.


  • Introduction
  • The 21st Century Privacy Challenge
  • Case Studies
  • Creating a User-Centric Identity Management Infrastructure
  • Technology Building Blocks
  • A Call to Action
Contact Person/Organization: 

Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D., Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Type of Tool:

Publication Date: 

Dr. Ann Cavoukian on Privacy by Design

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