What you should know about the EU Cloud Code of Conduct

Published on JD Supra on May 28, 2021


Whether you are a cloud service provider or a company that utilizes cloud services, you should be aware of the EU Cloud Code of Conduct (the “Cloud CoC”). The Cloud CoC was officially approved by the Belgian Data Protection Authority on May 20, 2021 and is the first transnational EU code of conduct to receive such approval since enactment of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

Currently, only a handful of companies are listed as adherents to the Cloud CoC. However, over time the Cloud CoC is likely to become a standard that cloud service customers will demand of cloud service providers since adherence to an approved code of conduct is an element that can demonstrate a processor’s compliance with Article 28 of the GDPR.

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