The uptake of cloud-based services is a key component of ICT strategy across many organisations. With appropriate consideration (including risk assessment), selection and management of service arrangements, key benefits can be derived by organisations and risk can be managed. This guidance addresses the information and records aspects of the use of cloud-based computing services and is in the form of common questions and answers.

This checklist covers recordkeeping requirements under the State Records Act and Standard on records management. It is recommended that NSW public offices identify any statutory requirements which apply to the records, information or data that will be created and stored in the new cloud service offering.  These recordkeeping requirements must be included through procurement, commencement, review, monitoring and termination of cloud services.