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SCOPE Europe speaks at International Privacy Conference on Codes of Conduct and Certification: How to Prove Compliance under the GDPR?

SCOPE Europe

Privacy is a key factor for the development of digital products and services. Two particular challenges need to be addressed urgently: the adaption of business processes to the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the need for common rules on data processing in a globalized world.

SCOPE Europe, Monitoring Body of the EU Cloud CoC, discusses Codes of Conduct and Certification under the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Together with Thomas Niessen, Managing Director Trusted Cloud, Jörn Wittmann, Managing Director SCOPE Europe, presents the mechanisms under GDPR assisting businesses in safeguarding and proving compliance.

Independency is key for trust

SCOPE Europe will explain why it is of utmost importance that Codes of Conduct and Certifications are inevitably linked with an independent third party control as trust is based on credible checks and balances; independent structures prevent any systematic conflicts of interest.

Hereby, Codes of Conduct and Certificates do not conflict each other. Codes of Conduct are a perfect for especially for Small and Medium Sized Enterpizes (SME) whereas Codes of Conduct may require third party Certifications and Audits as additional prove of compliance; e.g. if highly sensitive data is concerned.

The EU Cloud CoC as prominent example

Hence, the EU Cloud CoC is a lighthouse project with regards to Codes of Conduct. It consists of both a credible Governance (Monitoring Body, Complaints Mechanism) and far reaching provisions supporting data protection for Cloud Services. The EU Cloud CoC being drafted since the European Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC currently undertakes it first major rephrasing as it is incorporating the GDPR. 

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