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Amazon’s cloud services have been declared safe by Europe’s privacy rights watchdogs. The Article 29 Working Party (a group made up of all Europe’s national data protection authorities), led by the Luxembourgish CNPD, has found that Amazon Web Services’ standard contractual clauses meet all the requirements of EU data …

  1. KjetilS

    April fools?

    Hah, this must be a poor attempt at an april fools joke.

    Almost as credible as the Fukushima article.

    1. Blane Bramble

      Re: April fools?

      Far too obvious.

      Must try harder.

    2. Vimes

      Re: April fools?

      If it is a joke then others have been taken in too...

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What gave it away...

    "... their data stored in Dublin in Ireland or Frankfurt in Germany."

    Either this was aimed at complete idiots or USAians who are well known for not being able to find their own arses without a map, as anyone else would know which Country Dublin or Frankfurt was in.

  3. Vimes

    Not a joke apparently

    Of course it glosses over the fact that the location of the server is irrelevant if a US company is involved.

    US company = US law, regardless of where you are (or where the data is stored)

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Well their CTO at least sounds like he's German, certainly won't hurt their branding. I sure hope we don't have some Snowden revelation still lurking regarding AWS, because they really have done a good job of their data center abstractions.

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