EU Model Contract Clauses
In 2010, the European Commission approved model contract clauses as a means of complying with the requirements of the EU Data Protection Directive, which in May 2018 was replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Model contract clauses can be used between Google and its customers to ensure personal data leaving European Economic Area is transferred in accordance with the GDPR.
In February 2017, Google Cloud gained confirmation of compliance from the European Union’s data protection authorities, acting collectively as the Article 29 Working Party, for our model contract clauses. This confirmation affirmed that our G Suite and Google Cloud Platform contractual commitments fully meet the requirements to legally frame transfers of data from the EU to the rest of the world, in accordance with the Data Protection Directive, which has now been replaced by the GDPR.