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Data Protection Commissioner Publishes Guidance on dealing with the data protection issues that can arise from the use of Cloud Computing

The Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes has today published guidance on his website to assist any entity using or considering using a cloud computing solution to hold or manage the personal data for which they are responsible.  The Commissioner has published this guidance for Irish based entities on foot of guidance published at a European Level by the Article 29 Working Party (of which he is a member) today on Cloud Computing and recent useful guidance produced domestically by the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), in conjunction with the Irish Internet Association (IIA).

In summary, the guidance makes clear that the use of the cloud to store or handle personal data can be easily accommodated within Data Protection law once some simple steps are followed by any entity using such a service.


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