Analyzing Privacy Policies of Zero Knowledge Cloud Storage Applications on Mobile Devices

Baalous, R., Poet, R. and Storer, T. (2018) Analyzing Privacy Policies of Zero Knowledge Cloud Storage Applications on Mobile Devices. In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E), Orlando, Florida, USA, 17-20 April 2018, pp. 218-224. ISBN 9781538650097 (doi:10.1109/IC2E.2018.00047)

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Abstract

With the rapid growth of mobile applications and the increase number of mobile users, many cloud storage services started to design stand-alone mobile applications that can be used to access files remotely from mobile and share them. In this paper, an in-depth analysis has been performed on the privacy policies of zero knowledge cloud storage applications on mobile. The analysis includes the type of information collected, collection mechanisms, purpose for collection, sharing of information, user controls and information retention period. The results showed that most privacy policies addressed important areas of information collection, purposes of collection, information sharing and users' controls. On the other hand, many policies lacked detailed information of the data retention period.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Baalous, Rawan Sulaiman A and Storer, Dr Tim and Poet, Dr Ron
Authors: Baalous, R., Poet, R., and Storer, T.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISBN:9781538650097
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 IEEE
First Published:First published in Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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