Privacy and Cloud Computing for Australian Government Agencies – AGIMO July 2012

Privacy and Cloud Computing for Australian Govt Agencies AGIMO Jul 2012Despite common perceptions, cloud computing has the potential to enhance privacy safeguards used to protect personal information held by Government agencies.

This Better Practice Guide has been developed to assist agencies subject to the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act) better understand how to comply with privacy laws and regulations when choosing cloud based services.

Download full reportIrrespective of choosing traditional methods of provisioning ICT requirements or cloud computing services, agencies need to be aware of their privacy and security obligations, conduct a risk-based analysis of their information, and ensure that the contractual arrangements they enter into with ICT providers adequately address their privacy obligations.

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