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.
Opening speech by Giovanni Buttarelli at the Workshop: Data Protection within International Ogranizations organised by the International Organization for Migration and the European Data Protection Supervisor, Geneva, Switzerland
The December 2016 edition of the EDPS Newsletter covers recently adopted Guidelines on Administrative Inquiries and Disciplinary Proceedings, the EDPS Opinion on Personal Information Management Systems (PIMS) and many other EDPS activities.
EDPS response to the Commission public consultation on the regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing and the collaborative economy, 15 December 2015