Cloudflare, Inc., a specialist in internet security, reliability and performance, announces joining the Code of Conduct General Assembly EU cloud (EU Cloud CoC).
This membership aims to increase the reach of this proven ecosystem and encourage other organizations to adopt GDPR-compliant cloud services. Cloudflare also announced the achievement of two new cloud security certifications: ISO/IEC 27018:2019 and C5 (Cloud Computing Compliance Criteria Catalog), the latter being issued by the Federal Office for Information Security . in Germany.
The EU cloud code of conduct brings reliability and transparency to the European cloud computing market, making it easier for organizations to find cloud services from GDPR-compliant providers. Importantly, the EU Cloud Code of Conduct has been fully approved by the Data Protection Authority in Belgium, which considers it legally applicable under Article 40 of the GDPR. It covers all cloud service layers and their compliance is overseen by the SCOPE Europe monitoring body.
Cloudflare’s global network and the company’s strong commitment to complying with the highest data protection standards will accelerate the adoption of cloud services on the European continent,
Commenting on the subscription concept, Emily Hancock, Chief Privacy Officer at Cloudflare, says: “As many companies realize the extreme flexibility of cloud services, it is essential to address all security issues and confidentiality of data that may be of concern to them. The EU CoC cloud leads the way. So European businesses can grow and innovate with built-in compliance. We look forward to helping more businesses harness the power of the cloud with confidence.”
Cloudflare has also earned two new security and privacy certifications, furthering its commitment to security and data protection in Europe. The ISO/IEC 27018:2019 standard is an ISO international privacy certification, which guarantees the implementation of measures to protect the processing of personal data in the public clouds brought to do so.
Cloudflare is also certified as a controller and processor of personal data according to the ISO/IEC 27701:2019 standard which is in line with the various regulations related to data protection, including the GDPR and ISO 27001: 2013.