European Cloud Service Data Protection Certification

Our Goal

The “AUDITOR” research project is aimed at designing, implementing in an exemplary way, and testing an EU-wide data protection certification of cloud services for long-term application.

Data Protection

Cloud service providers can use the AUDITOR certificate to prove compliance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Europe-wide Recognition

The AUDITOR project strives for Europe-wide recognition for AUDITOR to become fully effective on both the national and the EU member states level.

Pilot Certifications

The AUDITOR certification process developed will be tested and validated in practice. We planned to validate research findings in three use cases.

Certification according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation is in the interest of all parties:

Cloud Service Providers

Cloud providers that can offer transparency and protection through certification.

Evaluation and Certification Authorities

Evaluation and certification authorities can embed AUDITOR into their portfolio.

Cloud Customers

Cloud customers that are to cooperate with cloud providers offering sufficient guarantees for compliance with data protection only.

End Consumers

The protection of end consumers’ data is the main objective of the AUDITOR certification of could services.

Pierre Chastanet | Head of Unit Cloud & Software DG Connect

EU Commission endorses AUDITOR

Pierre Chastanet of DG Connect emphasizes the importance of AUDITOR at the Trusted Cloud Lounge on 22nd January 2019 at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy in Berlin (from 4:00 min).


International AUDITOR Web Session

On 06/15/2020 an international AUDITOR web session took place with the participation of about 60 participants. The web session was attended by participants from various institutions (in particular data protection[…]

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AUDITOR goes Europe: Expertise on national requirements on AUDITOR´s criteria catalogue for Slovenia by JK Group Law and Tax Office, Ltd.

As one of the first experts for assessing the AUDITOR criteria catalogue on a EU Member State specific-view, the AUDITOR project won the Slovenian JK Group Law and Tax Office,[…]

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AUDITOR @ Canada Roadshow

The AUDITOR project was presented at the Canada Roadshow by Heiner Teigeler (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology). Further information: Press release

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AUDITOR as Follow-Up of TCDP

The AUDITOR research project is the follow-up project of the
‘Trusted Cloud Data Protection Profile for Cloud Services’ (TCDP).

The AUDITOR Project Consortium