We want to look back at this month which started with the DSM Cloud Stakeholder meeting in Vienna. Fabasoft's Helmut Fallmann, as Member of EU Cloud Code of Conduct Steering Board, presented the latest developments and key benefits of the EU Cloud CoC.
He also highlighted the important role of SCOPE Europe as the independent Monitoring Body of the Code. Also in Vienna, a public consultation of the SaaS CoC for Switching Cloud Providers and Porting Data was initiated.
This month, the EU Cloud Code of Conduct (EU Cloud CoC) General Assembly achieved another milestone: after publishing an updated Code version aligned to GDPR back in May, the cloud providers in the EU Cloud CoC General Assembly continued the work on the Code text by improving provisions and enhancing the governance principles overseeing the Code.
As a result, the new version of the CoC, including robust transparency obligations, was published earlier this month.
As usual at the end of a month, we want to bring you up to speed on some of our activities over the past weeks. October was all about privacy with the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) taking place in Brussels. As we organized an official side event of the ICDPPC, we had the opportunity to discuss modern regulations tools, such as the EU Cloud Code of Conduct, with GDPR experts and privacy professionals from all over the world.
At the end of October, the global privacy community will gather in Brussels for the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. The annual forum brings together regulators, authorites, international organizations and industry from all over the world. Therefore, we are excited to host an official side event on the implementation of GDPR. We will share with you the official agenda and speaker list soon, meanwhile please block your calendars: 25. October, 2:30 pm.
GPDR entered into force about two months ago. However, a lot of questions on the implementation of Europe's new privacy rules need still to be addressed. In this context, the newly formed European Data Protection Board (former Art. 29 WP) initiated a public consultation on their guidelines on certification and certification criteria in accordance with Articles 42 and 43 of the GDPR.
June was an exciting month for us at SCOPE Europe, including interesting travels: This week, we attended the Digital Assembly in Sofia, joining the debate on Europe's most important digital policies. Earlier, we were represented at the Alibaba Cloud Conference in Shanghai, as our Managing Director Jörn shared his insights on a practical interpretation of GDPR and joined among others Larry Liu, Senior Security Expert of Alibaba Cloud, and Chris Babel, CEO of TrustArc, on the panel.
GDPR has been on everyone’s lips for the last few weeks - and certainly keeps us busy. One key milestone for us was reached a few days before Europe’s new privacy laws entered into force: The General Assembly of the EU Cloud Code of Conduct published a new version of the Code, aligned to GDPR. You find more details on this – and on our other recent activities – in this month's shapshot of our work.
Welcome to Your SCOPE, our monthly insights on what we do and what drives us. Like everyone working in digital policy, the approaching GDPR keeps us busy. Therefore, we take a closer look at the regulation and how it affects cloud users and providers. We also share exciting news on new EU Cloud Code of Conduct Members, data protection for mobile health apps and a new Working Group under the Free Flow of Non-Personal Data Regulation.