Safety in the cloud

When it comes to cloud computing, data security and access is the responsibility of both the education institution and the cloud service provider. We offer clear guidelines on the use of cloud services and a secure and reliable community cloud with specific education and research services.

Privacy and security in the cloud

Who is responsible for the data in the cloud? Privacy and security in the cloud requires securing personal information in order to prevent unauthorised access as well as measures to prevent the loss of data. Procedures for the handling of personal data are set out in the Personal Data Protection Act (Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens). Make sure you are aware of your rights and responsibilities before starting to use cloud-based services.

A need for clear guidelines

The issues of confidentiality, privacy, ownership, security and availability are crucial to any party purchasing cloud services. The more important and sensitive the data, the more stringent measures and contractual agreements with cloud suppliers must be. The Legal Framework for Cloud Services contains best practice clauses enabling you to assess your suppliers' data confidentiality procedures. SURFmarket also applies these clauses in its negotiations with suppliers. Finally, the legal framework serves as a basis for the development of SURF's community cloud services.

Safe in the community cloud

Users need a community cloud that can ensure privacy and security while catering to specific education and research needs on a sustainable, on-demand basis. In order to meet these requirements, we are offering a safe and reliable community cloud in supplement to our public cloud services. The cloud services offered as a part of our community cloud are selected in close consultation with the institutions.

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