Cloud Computing and Data Protection

The issue of cloud computing has been getting huge coverage in recent years for a number of reasons – like the new cookie rules, the word ‘cloud’ offers journalists the opportunity to come up with easy punning headings about “storm clouds” or “cloudy outlook”. Moreover, with a myriad of different companies large (Apple, Microsoft, Google) and small offering a variety of cloud products to both organisation and consumers, the horizon is clouded (see what I did there?) with press releases, interviews and advertorials, all designed to persuade people to part with their data. What are the Data Protection implications?  This article focuses on the practical issues that an organisation needs to take into account when thinking about cloud computing.

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