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
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 Google Workspace 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been replaced by the GDPR.