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I am not aware wheather there is any centralised governing authority or not to issue the licence for public clouds or to monitor their activities, but I strongly feel that it should be there. Anyone, using there brand name, is providing clouds & fascinating people. But no one is concerned that they are dealing with a huge public data & have greater responsibilities. So government shoudl take necessary mesures to make standards to apply for a public cloud licence. There should be pre-check & regular checks for quality of service & security.
An interesting concept. I'm not sure that another layer of bureaucracy and regulation is a good idea. Incidents like this one will shake out the bad performers and force the rest to maintain a quality standard just to stay in business. It would be interesting to hear more discussion about this. What does everybody think, should there be a licensing requirement for running a public cloud?
While it is unfortunate that Dropbox wasn't clearer about its policies, its procedures don't necessarily represent a fatal flaw in the nature of cloud storage services. Instead, it simply suggests that cloud vendors must be clearer about their policies and procedures, and users should be more diligent in fully understanding the rules of engagement.