By joining the General Assembly, you publicly underpin the efforts to meet the requirements of the GDPR, increasing Customers’ confidence and trust when choosing Cloud Services. Moreover, there are substantial legal benefits you, as a CSP, can rely on, once being adherent to an approved Code of Conduct. For example, adherence to a Code of Conduct must be (positively) taken into account in the determination of administrative fines. A Code of Conduct covering relevant aspects due to Article 28 GDPR, such as the EU Cloud CoC, can be presented to the Customers in accordance with Article 28.5 GDPR as sufficient guarantee. By that, you can massively reduce your resources spent related to the onboarding of new Customers. Being governed by SCOPE Europe as an independent Code Monitoring Body, establishing a robust and trustworthy oversight mechanism, positively contributes to abovementioned factor, as well as the Code’s extensive collection of good practices within its controls catalogue.