Guide to Cloud Computing and the data protection act
Source: Information Commissioner's Office
Description: The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) is based around eight principles of good information handling. These give people specific rights in relation to their personal information and place certain obligations on those organisations that are responsible for processing it.
An overview of the main provisions of the DPA can be found in The Guide to Data Protection.
This is part of a series of guidance that goes into more detail than the Guide, to help organisations to fully understand their obligations as well as promote good practice.
This guidance explains what you should consider prior to a move to cloud computing for the processing of personal data.