European Data Protection Digest

Final Framework for Cloud Privacy Released

PRIVACY LAW—GERMANY

May 20, 2011

The German Federal Office for Information Security has released its final framework paper on data security in cloud computing, which outlines industry best practices and "serves as a basis for the discussion between cloud computing service providers and cloud users," reports the Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog. The paper incorporates comments and suggestions from stakeholders offered in response to the draft proposal released in September of last year. "Based on the paper, concrete recommendations for companies or public authorities may be developed, including at the international level," the report states.
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