The UK Information Commissioner’s Office Guidance on the Use of Cloud Computing

November 27, 2012

In July of this year, the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party published its guidance on the use of cloud computing. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) followed this in late September 2012 with a paper which, in substance, is similar, but, as is usual with the publications of the ICO, is presented in a much more ‘’user-friendly‘’ manner. The ICO is pragmatic, and, whilst the document offers guidance and warnings, it is not by any means proscriptive. This will be particularly refreshing for the cloud industry, providers and potential customers alike, as it arrives at a time when regulators in other EU member states have been issuing warning bells on cloud take-up.

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