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Cabinet Office written question – answered on 4th September 2014.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what restrictions there are on where G Cloud suppliers should locate their data centres; and what guidance his Department provides to those suppliers on location of their data centres.

Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

G-Cloud suppliers are not restricted on data centre locations. Any off-shoring of Government information must gain permission of the Government Senior Information Risk Owner (G-SIRO)-prior to May 2010 only the permission of the departmental Senior Information Responsible Officer was required. Off-shoring of personal information must be compliant with the Data Protection Act.

A range of guidance on cloud services, including data centre locations, is available for suppliers on GOV.UK and from the Government's National Technical Authority for Information Assurance (CESG).

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