To store or not to store: the pitfalls of using consumer cloud storage for business

Cloud-based document storage services have rapidly risen in number and popularity since the early days of DropBox in 2007. However, their popularity in the consumer context does not necessarily mean that it is a good idea to use them in business — or at least not without being aware of the legal issues.

A user’s position on many of the legal issues will be dictated by the cloud provider’s terms and conditions, privacy policy and security policy. The terms sometimes differ between personal and business users, but in any event users are strongly recommended to read each of these documents, with a particular focus on…

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