Cloud services and the Personal Data Act


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Increasing numbers of municipalities, authorities and businesses are considering the use of so-called cloud services. Cloud services involve, for example, processing, processor power, storage and functions being provided by providers as services over the Internet. Whoever makes use of a cloud service for the storage of personal data, for example in a wages register, loses the actual control over the personal data that is stored. Added to this is the fact that cloud providers often make use of standard agreements, i.e. pre-determined user conditions, and appoint sub-contractors. It is therefore important that anyone considering the use of a cloud service in their activity is aware of the requirements imposed under the Personal Data Act.


Datainspektionen september 2011.

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