An increasing number of companies in Germany are opting to outsource their infrastructure, applications or software to cloud providers' data centers offering them access via the internet. Through
companies can thus save the costs of setting up and maintaining their own data center infrastructure or licensing software.
With usage-based pricing models, companies only pay the costs incurred by the actual use of the infrastructure, application or software.
However, the data protection risks must not be neglected when using the services of cloud providers, otherwise the cost benefits could suddenly turn into a cost and liability trap. The risks associated with cloud computing are often structural and lie in the storage of data on servers located outside the company and maintained by an external service provider.
If companies opt for decentralized data processing by the cloud provider, they are legally obliged to ensure that
Compliance with these obligations is often difficult for companies in practice, as the following application examples show:
Our data protection experts will be happy to support you right from the planning stage of cloud-based data processing or data migration from local servers to cloud services:
Your contact persons for questions regarding data protection when using cloud services are attorney Olga Stepanova as well as attorney Patricia Jechel. You can easily reach us by e-mail (email@example.com) or by phone (+49 69 76 75 77 80). Please feel free to contact us any time should you have any questions.
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