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FOI 7588

Cloud Computing Services

Request

1. Does the Council use Cloud computing services?
2. If so, which Cloud computing service and provider are being used?
3. If known, in which country is the Cloud computing service's servers located?
4. What measures are taken to ensure that content stored on the Cloud is compliant with the Data Protection Act?
5. Did the Council request specific terms and conditions?
6. Does the Cloud computing service that is being used comply with the EU's standard contractual terms?

Response

1, Does the Council use Cloud computing services? –Yes

2, If so, which Cloud computing service and provider are being used? Achieve forms (Firmstep) + MS 365 but in very early testing and implementation

3, If known, in which country is the Cloud computing service's servers located? In the EU

4, What measures are taken to ensure that content stored on the Cloud is compliant with the Data Protection Act? MS 365 is an IL2 compliant data centre. Brentwood and Firmstep along with other LA's have worked together to ensure compliance for Local Authorities with their service

5, Did the Council request specific terms and conditions? No

6, Does the Cloud computing service that is being used comply with the EU's standard contractual terms? Yes