Trusted Cloud Data Protection Profile

Supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics, a consortium consisting of members from enterprises, data protection authorities and legal scholars developed  a framework for a free and secure standard for data protection in cloud services, as required by the Federal Data Protection Act.

The TCDP standard is currently under the administration of the independent German Foundation for Data Protection. Preparations are underway to adapt TCDP to the European Data Protection Regulation, which will come into effect in May, 2018.

The TCDP standard was developed to create a certification standard that meets all criteria defined in the FDPA. A cloud service provider with the TCDP certificate can be considered compliant with FDPA requirements, saving their clients the obligation to control the technical and organizational measures. The certification process can be tailored to the needs of the cloud service provider.

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Trusted Cloud Data Protection Profile