Cloud computing

12 February 2016 at 9:29am
The Article 29 Working Party of European data protection supervisors had hoped to make a full statement on the EU/US Safe Harbor agreement at the end of January. However this has now been postponed, probably until mid-April. The European Court of Justice declared last October that the original Safe Harbor did not guarantee adequate protection when personal data were transferred from Europe to the USA.
3 March 2016 at 3:42pm
The European Council of Ministers have now published a proposed text for the General Data Protection Regulation. This still needs to be edited by the Commission's "lawyer-linguists" to check for inconsistencies, sort out the numbering of recitals and articles etc. But the working parties of both the Parliament and the Council have recommended that the resulting text should be adopted by the respective full bodies at meetings in the next couple of months.
22 July 2016 at 8:56am
[UPDATE: the Directive has now been published, with Member States required to transpose it into their national laws by 9 May 2018]
22 October 2015 at 8:44am
Martin Hamilton and Dan Perry at Jisc have written a report on the future of cloud computing. Click here to find out more about the origins of cloud services, their implications for institutions, what Jisc has done to help institutions adopt cloud services and some ideas on what Jisc can do in the future. Included in that report are success stories from the organisations that use cloud services - read about the collaboration, research and cost savings that have been realised.
25 June 2015 at 5:31pm
After more than three years of discussion, all three components of the European law making process have now produced their proposed texts for a General Data Protection Regulation should look like.
22 April 2015 at 12:23pm
ENISA’s new report proposing a "Security Framework for Governmental Clouds" may be more widely useful than its title and explicit scope suggest.
18 February 2015 at 11:34am
An interesting announcement from Microsoft that they have adopted the new ISO/IEC 27018 standard across their Azure, Office365 and Intune cloud services.
1 July 2014 at 3:25pm
I've been asked a few times recently how to decide which data or services it's appropriate to place in the cloud. The answer, rather boringly, is the same as for almost any other security question:
24 February 2014 at 10:58am
This course provides an introduction to the technology and the different methods of virtualisation available. Networking and Security concerns are explored in further detail, as critical elements to deployment. The second part of the course covers the application of Cloud Computing in more detail.
25 November 2013 at 9:11am
At the moment both cloud computing providers and their business customers in Europe have to deal with at least twenty-eight different interpretations of Data Protection law. And there are nearly as many different national rules and formalities when using non-European cloud providers (the UK approach is described in the Information Commissioner’s Guide to Cloud Computing).
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