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What is the EU Cloud Code of Conduct?

The EU Cloud Code of Conduct (CoC) is an EDPB endorsed and legally operational transnational code of conduct that provides explicit guidance for cloud service providers to effectively incorporate the obligations specified in GDPR Article 28. Successfully going through the EU Cloud CoC assessment serves as proof of compliance towards supervisory authority and cloud users within the EU. This compliance tool was designed to accommodate businesses of various sizes, operating within different cloud service layers. Additionally, the fair pricing scheme ensures that transparent data processing practices can be implemented by all cloud industry players.

What sets the EU Cloud CoC apart from other compliance solutions is the rigorous monitoring framework. SCOPE Europe is the independent monitoring body that oversees the assessment on a yearly basis. The primary objective of the EU Cloud CoC is to harmonize the implementation of GDPR requirements across the cloud industry. So far, the EU Cloud CoC already represents the vast majority of the European cloud market, establishing itself as a benchmark for transparent services.