This post contains suplementary information to Thomas Helbing's presentation "Data Protection Law Requirements to Cloud Computing Agreements in the European Union" of 24 March 2010 at the CloudSlam 2010 Conference.

You can download the slides here (PDF - 1,26 MB)

To get access to the full video of the presentation please contact me.

The presentation gives an overview over the requirements of the EU Data Protection Directive for cloud computing services with examples from national laws, in particular Germany. No legal background knowledge is required.


Slide 1a "EU Data Protection Directive - Introduction"

Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data

Slide 1d "EU Data Protection Directive - Contoller / Processor"

Article 29 Working Party - Opinion 1/2010 on the concepts of "controller" and "processor"

Slide 2a "Contracts and Security Measures - Security Measures"

German Federal Data Protection Act - Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG - Inoffical English Translation

Slide 3b "Data Export to Third Countries - Standard Contractual Clauses"

Commission Decision of 5 February 2010 on standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to processors established in third countries under Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council - new version applicable from 15 May 2010

Slide 3d "Data Export to Third Countries - Safe Harbor"

US Department of Commerce Website on Safe Harbor

Slide 3e "Data Export to Third Countries - Binding Corporate Rules"


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