User Awareness and Policy Compliance of Data Privacy in Cloud Computing. This research studied the data privacy issues in cloud computing from an Australian perspective, with focus on two aspects i.e. policy compliance and user awareness. As cloud computing gains traction, its growing use calls for a more in-depth study into the technology’s privacy implications for users. Among the expected outcomes of this research include the revelation of privacy loopholes in cloud services that might be exploited. In addition, by bringing this issue to public awareness, we hope that Australians will be better equipped to make informed decisions regarding their use of cloud computing technologies.