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