I would like to store personal data in the Cloud. What shall I consider?

There are many types of cloud Services, from applications that you can use to basic cloud storage, from internal solutions to external solutions.

What you should be careful of however, is storing personal data of other people in the cloud without adequate protection. So when working in the CERN professional context, be very careful when using cloud Services. Here are some guidelines to consider.

  • Do you know how the cloud provider treats any data that you store with them? Have you checked? Does it offer adequate protection?
  • Does your hierarchy know (and approve) of the cloud services you are using in your professional work?
  • Is the processing of personal data you are engaged in compatible with the privacy notice for the Service?

Further advice on the use of cloud Services can be obtained from the Cloud Licence Office (CLO).