Abstract: Cloud service providers and cloud consumers are tightened together via cloud services that are managed under certain constraints and must be abided by cloud consumers. These rules and regulations are referred to as policies that govern the whole process of accessing, storing and sharing data over cloud. Many publications have dealt with various ranges of policies in cloud computing but there is no in-depth exploration of studies that brings a consolidation of factors and requirements involved in cloud policies. Changes and additions in of cloud policies may lead a better success to govern the system in better ways. In this paper, we aim to conduct a systematic review to address these contexts. From the review, we identified seven major classes of policies; they are investigated more than other minor policies. We also found some policies that are relevant to other policies that may carry new policies towards the betterment of cloud computing paradigm.

Keywords: cloud policy; policy classifications; systematic review; policy requirements.