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TrustArc Sponsors the EU Cloud Code of Conduct in Support of GDPR Compliance

March 05, 2018

TrustArc is honored to join with Google Cloud and Cisco as new industry sponsors of the EU Cloud Code of Conduct (EU Cloud CoC) as members of its General Assembly, working together with founding members Alibaba Cloud, Fabasoft, IBM, Oracle, Salesforce and SAP. Article 40 of the GDPR recommends Codes of Conduct for applying GDPR in specific sectors and contexts, and as the May 25, 2018 GDPR compliance deadline approaches, companies depending on GDPR-compliant SaaS, PaaS and IaaS platforms will be able to rely on the EU Cloud Code of Conduct (EU Cloud CoC).

In a press release announcing the new sponsors, Jonathan Sage, Chairman of the EU Cloud CoC, stated that “[W]e are proud that Cisco, Google Cloud and TrustArc, following careful consideration, have chosen to work with us. Their participation will take the EU Cloud CoC capabilities to a new level”.

The EU Cloud Code of Conduct is the only Code to date, which was drafted together with authorities of the European Union, including the European Commission and the Article 29 Working Party, representing national Data Protection Authorities. The EU Cloud CoC is open to cloud service providers who can certify that they comply with rigorous data protection safeguards, including those of the GDPR. SCOPE Europe, an independent code monitoring body, scrutinizes and monitors cloud services that sign up to the Code.

For more information on the EU Cloud Code of Conduct, go to the following:

  • EU Cloud Code of Conduct website
  • EU Cloud Code of Conduct text
  • EU Cloud Code of Conduct brochure

TrustArc has been helping to shape the world of privacy for over two decades as a partner with global policy and industry groups such as the IAPP, DAA, DAAC, EDAA, FPF, IAF and CIPL, among others. TrustArc is an AWS Technology Partner and an Alibaba Cloud Technology Partner and is dedicated to helping cloud service providers create and maintain an environment of transparency and trust in the European cloud computing market under GDPR. To find out more about how TrustArc helps companies comply with the GDPR and obtain privacy certifications such as APEC CBPRs and to self-certify compliance with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks, please contact us.