Millions of organizations use Google Cloud providers day by day, counting on Google to supply world-class privateness and safety protections. Data safety is central to our mission, and we’re at all times taking a look at methods to facilitate our clients’ compliance journey.

Today we’re happy to announce that the Spanish Data Protection Agency (“Agencia Española de Protección de Datos” or “AEPD”) has issued a call confirming that the ensures established by the contractual commitments offered by Google for the worldwide transfers of information to U.S. linked to its G Suite and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) providers are sufficient. Therefore, the worldwide transfers to U.S. underneath such contractual commitments are deemed approved by the AEPD offered the circumstances established by the AEPD’s resolution are met.

This authorization advantages all of our G Suite and GCP clients in Spain, who don’t have to pursue it individually. Rather, clients have to choose in to the related mannequin contract clauses (through the web processes described on our Help Centers for G Suite and GCP providers, respectively) and notify their related switch to the AEPD’s registry. For extra particulars, please see the AEPD’s resolution.

The EU’s Data Protection Authorities had already confirmed earlier this 12 months that Google Cloud providers’ contractual commitments absolutely meet the necessities to legally body transfers of information from the EU to the remainder of the world in accordance with the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.  

This authorization is a vital milestone for Google and its Spanish clients, because it reaffirms that the authorized protections underpinning G Suite and GCP worldwide knowledge flows meet European and Spanish regulatory necessities. Furthermore, our clients can depend on the truth that Google is dedicated to adjust to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) throughout G Suite and Google Cloud Platform providers.

What does this imply for our clients within the Spanish jurisdiction?

G Suite and GCP clients could profit from a simplified course of with regard to worldwide knowledge transfers through our providers offered the circumstances established by the AEPD’s resolution are met.

What are the important thing elements of the authorization from the Spanish knowledge safety authority?

Customers within the Spanish jurisdiction can profit from the authorization so long as the worldwide switch of private knowledge stays within the scope of the authorization. You can learn the total authorization right here. Customers will nonetheless be required to inform the AEPD and will have to adjust to extra authorized necessities. Please seek the advice of a lawyer to acquire authorized recommendation particularly relevant to your online business circumstances.

How can clients make use of Google’s authorization?

Customers should signal a contract. The contractual preparations shall embody the Data Processing Amendment (DPA) for G Suite / Data Processing and Security Terms (DPST) for GCP and the EU Model Contractual Clauses (MCCs). Our clients can enter into the relevant related mannequin contract clauses through the web processes described right here for G Suite providers and right here for GCP providers.

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