The New Cloud Computing ISO/IEC 27018 Standard Through the Lens of the EU Legislation on Data Protection

26 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2015

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Paul De Hert

Free University of Brussels (VUB)- LSTS; Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)

Vagelis Papakonstantinou

Free University of Brussels (VUB) - LSTS

Irene Kamara

Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT); Free University of Brussels (LSTS)

Date Written: December 23, 2014

Abstract

At a time when cloud computing industry is developing rapidly, mainly due to the flexibility and the cost minimization cloud computing offers, ISO and IEC developed a new standard on cloud computing to deal with issues of protection of PII and security of information. The new standard aims to address the down-sides of cloud computing and the concerns of the cloud clients, mainly the lack of trust and transparency, by developing controls and recommendations for cloud service providers acting as PII processors.

The article examines the strengths and weaknesses of the new standard, its added value to the cloud computing landscape and to data protection, as well as its relation to the European Personal Data Protection framework.

Keywords: cloud computing, standardisation, ISO, personal data, security, confidentiality

Suggested Citation

De Hert, Paul and Papakonstantinou, Vagelis and Kamara, Irene, The New Cloud Computing ISO/IEC 27018 Standard Through the Lens of the EU Legislation on Data Protection (December 23, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2542125 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2542125

Paul De Hert (Contact Author)

Free University of Brussels (VUB)- LSTS ( email )

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Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) ( email )

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Vagelis Papakonstantinou

Free University of Brussels (VUB) - LSTS ( email )

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Brussels, 1050
Belgium

HOME PAGE: http://www.papakonstantinou.me

Irene Kamara

Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) ( email )

P.O.Box 90153
Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221
Tilburg, 5037
Netherlands

Free University of Brussels (LSTS) ( email )

Pleinlaan 2
Brussels, 1050
Belgium

HOME PAGE: http://www.vub.ac.be/LSTS/

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