The following Information Law guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This Practice Note on data protection and business-to-business cloud computing, including software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions, provides guidance on:
Cloud computing and the GDPR
General obligations on customers (as controllers)
Specific obligations on customers (as controllers) under Article 28
International personal data transfers
Obligations on suppliers (as processors)
Standard processing clauses, approved codes of conduct and certification schemes
Sanctions and enforcement
Considerations for cloud customers
Considerations for cloud suppliers
Negotiating cloud contracts
Other information laws
Overseas data protection laws
Conflict of laws and the US CLOUD Act
This Practice Note covers the law under the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) regime as it applies in the UK.
As further explained below, in the context of cloud computing, the customer will generally be a controller and the supplier a processor. Unless stated otherwise, references to the supplier or to the customer in this Practice Note will be to the supplier acting as a processor and the customer acting as a controller under the GDPR.
For a comprehensive introduction to the GDPR, collating key practical guidance, see: GDPR toolkit.
For further guidance on cloud computing, see Practice Notes: Cloud computing—introduction and Cloud computing—key legal issues.
If the supplier does not process any personal data, then there is
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