Data Protection and the Cloud - Are the risks too great?
BIC: Cloud computing, Data protection law, Privacy & data protection
BISAC: COMPUTERS / Security / General, LAW / Computer & Internet, COMPUTERS / Systems Architecture / Distributed Systems & Computing, COMPUTERS / Networking / General
Published: 09 Feb 2015
The UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) applies to the whole lifecycle of information, from its original collection to its final destruction. Failure to comply with the DPA’s eight principles could lead to claims for compensation from affected individuals and financial penalties of up to £500,000 from the Information Commissioner’s Office, not to mention negative publicity and reputational damage.
More than 85% of businesses now take advantage of Cloud computing, but Cloud computing does not sit easily with the DPA. Data Protection and the Cloud addresses that issue, providing an expert introduction to the legal and practical data protection risks involved in using Cloud services.
The pocket guide highlights the risks an organisation’s use of the Cloud might generate, and offers the kind of remedial measures that might be taken to mitigate those risks. Mitigating security risks requires a range of combined measures to be used to provide end-to-end security.
Moving to the Cloud does not solve security problems, it just adds another element that must be addressed. Data Protection and the Cloud provides information on how to do so while meeting the DPA’s eight principles.
Buy today and understand how to meet your data protection obligations when making use of Cloud services.
1: Background - The Data Protection Principles
2: The Data Controller/Data Processor Relationship
3: Security (Seventh Data Protection Principle)
4: Mitigating Security Risks in the Cloud
5: Transfers Abroad (Eighth Data Protection Principle)
6: Other Data Protection Principles
7: Other legal and technical implications for cloud contracts
9: The proposed new EU Regulation and other measures