European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

Guidelines on the use of cloud computing services by the European institutions and bodies

Guidelines on the use of cloud computing services by the European institutions and bodies

Friday, 16 March, 2018
16
Mar
2018

Guidelines on the use of cloud computing services by the European institutions and bodies

The EU institutions, bodies and agencies (“the EU institutions”) have been considering the use of cloud computing services because of advantages such as costs savings and flexibility gains. They are nevertheless faced with the specific risks that the cloud computing paradigm involves and remain fully responsible regarding their data protection obligations. For cloud services, the EU institutions should ensure an equivalent level of protection of personal data as for any other type of IT infrastructure model.

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