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You can access the JISC Legal Cloud Computing and the Law Toolkit in our Guidance section below. The aim of this toolkit is to help you, as an educational professional, to make confident, informed decisions about implementing cloud computing solutions in your institution. It's suitable for anyone working in a teaching, research, management or support capacity in UK FE or HE.
Jisc Legal's Top Tips for managing the legal aspects of social media use effectively.
This template is to help learning providers consider relevant issues, make decisions (according to their own risk appetite) on how social media use will be implemented and regulated, and to write a social media policy that is fit for their purpose.
This guidance is designed to help institutions deal with consent management when sharing personal data across and between institutions and external service providers.
Whether you work in a teaching, research, management or support capacity, the toolkit will help you to make confident, informed decisions about implementing cloud computing solutions in your institution.
This JISC Legal study, funded by JISC's Information Environment Programme, addresses clear questions that arise in relation to learners’ access and identity.
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This FAQ discusses Janet’s Google Apps Agreement and how it applies to colleges and universities.
This FAQ considers whether streaming music from Spotify to an audience of students is in breach of copyright legislation.
Under the Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA) a college or university must ensure that the personal data relating to its staff, students and others remains secure including protecting such data from accidental loss (the seventh data protection principle)... (cont'd)
The nature of the cloud is such that it is likely that more than one legal jurisdiction will be involved in relation to any particular external cloud service... (cont'd)
Government commits April 2013 as the date for introducing Legal Deposit regulations for non-print materials. The Non-Print Legal Deposit regulations enable the British Library and the UK legal deposit libraries to collect, store and preserve the nation's memory in the digital age. The content will include online articles and books, and websites.
Helping research and education institutions move to cloud and data centre services through guidance.
ACAS guide offers practical tips on the impact of social networking on discipline and grievances, bullying, defamation, data protection and privacy.
The European Commission has launched a consultation on cloud computing. This will feed into the European cloud computing strategy due to be presented in 2012.
A dedicated 'one stop shop' has been produced, telling the public about their FOI rights, and a step by step guide on how to use them.
Queen Mary, University of London, have issued a series of papers on the legal issues associated with Cloud Computing.
This toolkit aims to guide information professionals in assessing cloud computing services for information use and storage, including development of a cloud computing strategy.
The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has published its report ‘Security and Resilience in Governmental Clouds’ which assesses the operational, legal, and security requirements of cloud computing.
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Cloud Computing Toolkit Available
EU Report Highlights Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing
Code of Practice for Cloud Providers Published
The Cloud Industry Forum has launched a Code of Practice for cloud service providers.
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