A new challenge for business is how to protect personal data while taking advantage of the clouds' tremendous computing power
New EU legislation—the Privacy Shield Framework—requires information about individuals to be protected from surveillance or use by non-EU entities, be they governments or private organizations. A possible solution is a hybrid cloud system. Here, data storage is local, while the advantages of general cloud use are maintained. Data is uploaded for processing, then immediately retrieved for storage.This avoids the insularity of a company-based cloud by allowing companies to profit from the computing power of the public cloud.