Title: Taking the Creative Commons beyond copyright: developing Smart Notices as user centric consent management systems for the cloud

Authors: Siani Pearson; Prodromos Tsiavos

Addresses: Cloud and Security Lab, HP Labs, Long Down Avenue, Bristol, BS34 8QZ, UK ' National Documentation Centre/National Hellenic Research Foundation, Vassileos Konstantinou 48, Athens 11635, Greece

Abstract: As cloud computing evolves towards an ecosystem of service provision, there is an increasing need for users to be more in control of the services they receive and regulatory instruments are changing from purely legal to hybrid techno-legal systems. This paper presents an approach that builds upon successful methods from initiatives such as Creative Commons in order to improve the process of providing consent for usage of a data subject's personal data, and for achieving an appropriate balance between complexity and simplicity. This method enhances the notices provided by service providers to advocate Smart Notices that provide a simple and transparent way of expressing the terms of service and the options available to the data subject before they share personal information with cloud service providers.

Keywords: consent management; Creative Commons; governance; policy; privacy; smart notices; cloud computing; personal data; personal information; information sharing; data security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCC.2014.058832

International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2014 Vol.3 No.1, pp.94 - 124

Available online: 24 Jan 2014 *

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