Amazon cloud services have been deemed safe by The Article 29 Working Party

EU data protection watchdogs declare Amazon cloud services “safe”

Amazon cloud service users can be rest assured that their data is in safe hands – even when being transferred across the world.

A group of individuals from national data authorities around Europe called the Article 29 Working Party found that the etailer’s web services standard contractual clauses meet all of the requirements of EU data protection, reports the Register.

Customers of cloud services have been concerned about the safety of their data ever since Edward Snowden cast doubt on the security of the platform. However, it appears those who use Amazon can put those fears to rest.

EU Amazon cloud users are able choose to have their data stored in either Dublin or Frankfurt, and according to Amazon, government agencies, educational institutions and large enterprises such as Shell are using its services.

Werner Vogel, CTO at Amazon, commented: “The security, privacy, and protection of our customer’s data is our number one priority.

“Providing customers a data protection agreement 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 Amazon.

“We will always strive to provide the highest level of data security for Amazon customers in the EU and around the world.”

Amazon recently announced that it will be offering unlimited cloud storage with Amazon Cloud Drive – and two new storage plans for customers.

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