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Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe (CISPE) is the trade association that gives cloud infrastructure providers a strong voice at a European level.  

Representing cloud infrastructure service providers in Europe

CISPE – Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe

The nature of cloud infrastructure services and different cloud deployment models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) are often misunderstood. This lack of understanding is fuelling “one size fit all” policies that are out of touch with industry requirements – and underpin the need for a united voice to represent the views of European cloud infrastructure service providers.

Welcome to CISPE. Our membership currently includes companies operating 16 European countries – and we’re growing. Join us.

They support the CISPE Code of Conduct

What we do

  • Strongly advocate cloud first public procurement policies
  • Promote coherent EU-wide security requirements and technical standards
  • Support comprehensive privacy requirements with a Code of Conduct
  • Work to keep the EU cloud infrastructure market open, competitive and free from lock-in
  • Prevent unjustified content monitoring obligations in the EU legal framework
CISPE - The Voice of Cloud Infrastructure Providers in Europe

CISPE Code of Conduct for Cloud Infrastructure Services

CISPE - personal data protection Code of Conduct

This data protection code anticipates enforcement of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It aligns with the strict requirements laid out in the GDPR framework to help cloud infrastructure providers comply and so avoid penalties while also offering a framework to help customers and end users to select cloud providers and trust their services.

The CISPE Code of Conduct :

  • An effective, easily accessed framework for complying with the EU’s GDPR
  • Excludes the re-use of customer data
  • Enables data storage and processing exclusively within the EU
  • Identifies cloud infrastructure services suitable for different types of data processing
  • Helps citizens to retain control of their personal and sensitive data

Public Register

Current list of services declared under the CISPE Code of Conduct

Declare a service

Declaring a service under the CISPE Code of Conduct


How to complain to the CISPE Data Protection Committee

CISPE Response to the Public consultation on Ecodesign requirements on enterprise servers and data storage products

CISPE (Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe), the primary European trade association...

Press Release: CISPE welcomes the adoption of the Free Flow of non-personal Data Regulation

Brussels, 21/06/2018 – New Regulation prohibits data localisation restrictions and is a major step...

CISPE Statement to Members of IMCO Committee – in support of Amendment #208 // Free Flow of Data Regulation

Brussels, 04/06/2018 – CISPE, the voice of cloud infrastructure services providers in Europe,...

Europe’s cloud infrastructure service providers ‘welcome GDPR and the protections it provides to cloud customers’

Leading cloud trade association reiterates full commitment to GDPR and data protection and looks...

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