Moving AWS Data in Europe Now Even Safer, Claims Amazon
AWS' data processing agreement gets data protection authorities' nod of approval.By Ben Sullivan A group of European Union data protection authorities, known as the Article 29 Working Party, has approved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Data Processing Agreement (DPA), assuring customers that it meets the high standards of EU data protection laws. The approval of the AWS DPA means that AWS customers who want to transfer personal data from the European Economic Area (EEA) to other countries can do so with the knowledge that their content on AWS will be given the same level of protection it receives in the EEA. Assurances
"The security, privacy, and protection of our customer's data is our number one priority," said Dr. Werner Vogels, Amazon CTO. "Providing customers a DPA that has been approved by the EU data protection authorities is another way in which we are giving them assurances that they will receive the highest levels of data protection from AWS."