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This is a place to discuss Jisc Cloud Services and related topics, including cloud storage and research data management, amongst other things. Jisc's cloud blog post is available at: There you can read about whether cloud benefits outweigh the challenges and what it costs to migrate apps to the cloud. CESG has some useful documents on Cloud security guidance and best practice - just follow the link

Department for Education advice on cloud software services and the Data Protection act

7 March 2016 at 4:25pm

In October 2014, the DfE provided advice aimed at School leaders, school staff and governing bodies in all maintained schools, academies and free schools and also local authorities. This is a link to the document

In 'Section 6. Supplier Checklists' of the document, you'll find hyperlinks to documents provided by various suppliers, including Google and Microsoft, responding to the questions posed by the DfE. These cover topics such as Data Integrity, Data Confidentiality, Transfers beyond the EEA, etc. - topics that are of interest to many organisations in the education sector.