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Spanish Data Protection Authority Launches Public Consultation on Cloud Computing

By Pablo Rivas in our Madrid Office

Following the example of the French Data Protection Authority (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés or CNIL), the Spanish Data protection Authority (Agencia Española de Protección de Datos or AEPD) has opened a public consultation on cloud computing to learn the opinions and experiencse of service providers and users.

Interested parties have until January 27 to submit their comments. This public consultation is an good opportunity to enhance the AEPD’s understanding of problems on data protection arising from cloud computing and may also help the AEPD find viable solutions and alternatives for data protection compliance within the cloud computing encironment.   

Interested parties can participate in the public consultation by fulfilling and online form (in Spanish) accessible by the AEPD’s website, www.agpd.es.

We will keep you posted on the conclusions of this public consultation of the AEPD.