AUDITOR: European Cloud Service Data Protection Certification

  • Contact:

    Ali Sunyaev

  • Project Group:

    Ali Sunyaev, Heiner Teigeler, Sebastian Lins

  • Funding:

    Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

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The objective of the research project “AUDITOR” is the conception, exemplary implementation and testing of an enduring EU-wide data protection certification for cloud services. The certification in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in the interests of everyone involved: the cloud customers, who are only permitted to work with cloud providers that can guarantee a sufficient level of data protection, the cloud providers, who can offer just this security with such a certification, the auditing and certification bodies, for whose business area the GDPR stipulates strict laws, and the end-user, potentially affected by the data usage, the protection of whose personal data is in the focus of certifications of cloud services.