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Information security

European directives and Dutch law prohibit the storage of personal data (persoonsgegevens) outside the European Economic Area. Most of the well known cloud services are US based: Dropbox, all Google services such as Gmail and Google+, Hotmail, iCloud. This implies that (data collections containing) personal data may not be stored on these cloud services. In addition to the law, Radboud University has issued an internal security policy that prohibits the storage of data classified as critical (this includes all personal data) on any (public) cloud service, even those which are EEA based. However, the RU considers SURFnet's filesender and edugroepen as safe community cloud services for data exchange between RU employees, students, and external parties.

The RU information security policy and data classification methodology are available online (in Dutch only).