Who Owns Your Data in the Cloud?

Increasingly, individuals and businesses are entrusting data to to the cloud. As computing moves inexorably from the desktop to the web, more of our information — from emails and personal documents to financial information and even our current whereabouts — sits in the cloud. Gmail, Google Docs, Zoho, Facebook, Basecamp, Flickr, Twitter, Mozy — so much of our data is now kept online. Most people don’t stop to think about where that data is stored or how it might be accessed or used. So, who owns your data and who has access to it? How much privacy can you expect?