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Advice on ?cloud computing? solutions and using Criminal Justice Secure eMail

PUBLISHED November 8, 2012

08 November 2012

Guidance to help you when considering 'cloud' provider contracts and storing information sent/received via Criminal Justice Secure eMail (CJSM)

New guidance is available to help providers when considering contracting a cloud service provider.

The guidance outlines what this may mean if you are looking to:

  • store information on the cloud; or
  • host your CJSM mail server on the cloud (MoJ approval required).

Providers are reminded that they must comply with the Data Protection Act and the guidance recommends helpful resources.

It is available on the MoJ website by downloading a document called Cloud Computing and Criminal Justice Secure eMail.

What is cloud computing?

'Cloud computing' is the latest IT buzzword when businesses are looking at buying in new subscription-based or pay-as-you-go internet services to enhance the capabilities of their computer systems.

Identifying low-cost alternatives to storing and processing data and software on their own computer or local server is an important example of what cloud computing providers can do for law firms.

Further information

Justice website: Cloud Computing and Criminal Justice Secure eMail

Justice website: Defence practitioners - to see web page where document sits