Data Privacy Compliance in the Cloud
Made Easy

Understand Cloud and Data Protection Law in only 4 easy steps. Plus highly relevant legal information for 33 countries. Provided by EuroCloud and 53 European lawyers.


The purpose of the CPC is to determine actions from a data protection perspective on the basis of four simple tests.

The CPC contains the methodology (4 steps), a short video explaining the project, a brochure and a whitepaper (all available on this website).

The CPC methodology:

  1. Simplification
  2. Simplification of a complex subject matter without loss in terms of content. The goal of the CPC is to elucidate the topic of data protection in the cloud to 90 percent on a single page, thus providing a comprehensible and workable basis of information for 90 percent of the people having to deal with the topic.

  3. Structuring
  4. Structuring of a plethora of questions into individual topical blocks which can then be approached step by step – from the simplest to the most complex case. Simultaneous correlation of the respectively required legal tools to be generated and evaluated in detail by jurists.

  5. Separation
  6. Separation of the generally applicable from the specific. This is probably the most significant aid for managing a complex trans-border endeavour. By identifying what is the same throughout all countries, the CPC allows the user to focus on the differences – if they actually apply to him. The CPC aims to provide access to relevant information affecting another country quickly and easily, without having to deal with those aspects that are the same as “at home”.

By applying the CPC method, the legality of using a particular cloud solution can be ascertained quickly and easily, and the required legal action items can be determined.



53 lawyers from 33 countries are contributing to the project “Cloud Privacy Check (CPC)” in 26 different languages.

Understanding the complexity of current European data protection laws and regulations is already difficult enough for an IT engineer, buyer, or business user. In combination with the often small but nevertheless significant differences between various EU member states, however, it can become an almost insurmountable challenge without proper juristic accompaniment from the very start... Read More



The CPC is a trusted, not-for-profit international network of qualified professionals who deliver simplified and straight-forward guidance to help navigate the legal and regulatory environment relating to privacy and the cloud. This is done through collective know-how, research and market analysis gained from pan-European industry activity, collaboration and experience. Our mission is to provide authoritative views, information and practical solutions to two principal stakeholders: industry professionals and public authorities.