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Assessing the Impact of General Data Protection Regulation Codes of Conduct on Cloud Hosting and IaaS Providers

Published: 28 March 2018

ID: G00346992

Analyst(s): Gregor Petri , Petr Gorodetskiy


GDPR compliance is now critical to cloud operations. Technology product management leaders at cloud hosting and infrastructure-as-a-service providers must assess how supporting GDPR codes of conduct could enhance customers' trust, giving their cloud-based offerings a competitive advantage.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Codes of Conduct Are Actively Supported by GDPR and Associations Will Likely Have an Enhanced Role Starting From May 2018
    • Recommendations
  • Providers and End-User Organizations That Use Codes of Conduct Will Benefit From Faster Compliance
    • Recommendations
  • The Proliferation of Codes May Confuse Cloud Providers and Customers, Delaying Adoption, Approval and Endorsement
    • Recommendations

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