“Enterprises should always check the claims of vendors that their solutions are based on proven security models. The highest level of security is currently provided by solutions that are on-premise, with keys not available anywhere in the cloud where the algorithms comply with internationally accepted standards.”
, Gartner Group
Privacy remains an important inhibitor in the deployment of all forms of cloud-based services. This is particularly true in those regions and countries with strong regulatory requirements (such as Europe, with its data protection legislation).