Data Protection and The Cloud

Learn how to move to the Cloud and still meet the DPA's principles 


It is almost impossible to avoid using the cloud these days. Cloud services are tempting: they can be inexpensive, quick to set up and easily accessible. Some voluntary organisations rely on the cloud for almost all their computing needs. But there are Data Protection implications if you use cloud services for holding data about individuals. This one-hour webinar looks at the issues, especially when you use one of the big providers that may be based overseas.

We'll cover:

  • How the Data Protection Principles apply to the cloud
  • The relationship between you and the cloud provider and why it's important
  • Security risks in the cloud and what to do about them
  • What to look for in the terms and conditions before you use a cloud service
  • Why the physical location of your data matters
  • What about if your employees or volunteers use their own cloud accounts when they are working for you?
  • A checklist for when you are considering using cloud services


Benefits to you

You will be able to benefit from being trained by one of the sector's leading experts in this area without leaving your desk!


The trainer:

Paul Ticher is one of the country's leading experts in Data Protection in the voluntary sector, with experience going back to the mid-1980s when he designed and delivered training courses on the 1984 Data Protection Act, wrote extensively on the topic, and developed Data Protection strategies.   He is a well-known independent consultant specialising in Data Protection, information management and IT strategy and a widely-respected trainer, researcher and author.


A note about webinars

This training will be run online at the advertised time using the product GoToWebinar which is free for you to use.  The webinar takes place over the internet and allows you to:

  • see what is on the trainer's screen;
  • hear what he is saying;
  • participate in a variety of ways, including by voice, by typing messages and by completing polls and surveys during and after the webinar.


The process of participating in a webinar is quite straightforward,and instructions will be sent after registration.


Note: GoToWebinar supports Windows machines and Macs, but unfortunately not Linux.


More information here