Cloud Computing

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.

Social Media and the Law Top Tips (18 February 2014)

Jisc Legal's Top Tips for managing the legal aspects of social media use effectively.

Social Media for Staff Policy Template (10 February 2014)

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.

Mobile Technologies and the Law Overview (19 November 2012)
This paper considers the legal issues likely to arise from the use of mobile devices by colleges and universities. It is relevant for staff with responsibility for planning and managing the introduction and use of mobile technologies in their institution and for lecturers, researchers and support staff using or supporting the use of mobile technologies.
Sharing IT Services and the Law (11 July 2012)
This is a legal guide for mergers, outsourcing and partnership working focusing on contract, data protection, ownership and freedom of information law.
Personal Data and Consent Management: A Briefing Paper (16 November 2011)

This guidance is designed to help institutions deal with consent management when sharing personal data across and between institutions and external service providers.

JISC Legal Cloud Computing and the Law Toolkit (31 August 2011)

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.

Consent Management: Handling Personalisation Data Lawfully (21 February 2011)

This JISC Legal study, funded by JISC's Information Environment Programme, addresses clear questions that arise in relation to learners’ access and identity.

Data Protection Code of Practice for FE and HE (9 May 2008)
The Data Protection Code of Practice is designed to provide guidance to the FE and HE sectors on issues pertaining to Data Protection law affecting their day-to-day operations.
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Cloud Computing Toolkit Available

This toolkit aims to guide information professionals in assessing cloud computing services for information use and storage, including development of a cloud computing strategy.

EU Report Highlights Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing

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.

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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