In the course of a pilot project by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, German privacy authorities and business representatives have for the first time developed a legal framework for data privacy certificates in cloud computing. The framework is based on the technical standard ISO/IEC 27018. Its aim is to pave the way for simple and safe cloud computing. The Ministry announced that the framework will eventually be developed and adapted to basic EU regulation on data protection.

The German Federal Ministry for Economy and Energy