Consider doing a data protection impact assessment before migrating to the cloud
Title: Consider doing a data protection impact assessment before migrating to the cloud
Jurisdiction: South Africa
Authors: Isaivan Naidoo, Rakhee Dullabh and Lucinda Botes
Law firm: ENSafrica
The cloud is now the preferred location for many businesses to host their data. The cloud comes with many benefits, such as increased security, reduced infrastructure investments and operational efficiency. Cloud products are also attractive because of their flexibility, scalability and ease of implementation. However, as enticing as these benefits sound, it is imperative that organisations consider the privacy implications before migrating into the cloud. Conducting a data protection impact assessment is one method that could help minimise the risks.