Aberystwyth staff share research at iSchool

03 May 2011

Lecturer Kirsten Ferguson-Boucher participated in an industry panel at the iSchool conference in Seattle, entitled "Privacy in the Cloud". The session was organised...

“to closely investigate the significant implications of the rush toward to the cloud for personal privacy and the confidentiality of sensitive business and government data. Proponents of the cloud point to advantages of cost savings in the current economic environment, but the panel set out to conduct a more careful analysis of the unintended consequences to privacy and confidentiality.”

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, who is the Director of the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at the University of Washington iSchool, moderated the panel on topics such as key considerations for privacy, cryptoresearch and academic research. Kirsten spoke about the recent research Aberystwyth has carried out into the issues of recordkeeping in the cloud, and particularly the implications for privacy. She also talked about the Cloud Computing Toolkit that Aberystwyth University has developed with The Archives and Records Association. (Downloadable from the Archives and Records Association website - http://www.archives.org.uk/ara-in-action/best-practice-guidelines.html )