Amazon Web Services gains EU approval for data transfers

Tuesday 31 March 2015 | 11:35 CET | News
Amazon Web Services announced that the group of EU data protection authorities known as the Article 29 Working Party has approved the AWS Data Processing Agreement. This means that AWS customers wishing to transfer personal data from the European Economic Area to other countries on the AWS network will be given the same level of protection as in the EEA. AWS customers can choose to store their data in 11 regions around the globe, including two in the EU – Ireland (Dublin) and Germany (Frankfurt). With the new agreement, customers in the EEA can now store their data outside the region and

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Amazon
Countries: Europe
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Article 29 Working Party (aka WP29), is not an authorization body at all. It is just an informal group, without any legal or authority background. Its opinions are without any legal bindings, so WP29 cannot approve anything.
Bohuslav Dohnal @ 1/4/2015 - 08:14

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