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


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Representing cloud infrastructure 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 15 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 Code of Conduct for Cloud Infrastructure Services

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

See the Public Register List

Declare a service

Declaring a service under the CISPE Code of Conduct

See how to declare a service


How to complain to the CISPE Data Protection Committee

Making a compliant procedure

The Media shares our confidence in our code

Our announcement of the first cloud infrastructures services declaring their adherence to the CISPE Data Protection Code of Conduct generated overwhelming interest across Europe and on the other side of the Atlantic.

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E-Commerce Directive to address imbalance in GDPR liabilities for infrastructure cloud providers, says expert

The EU’s E-Commerce Directive should be updated to address an anomaly which exposes infrastructure cloud providers to potential liabilities for unlawful handling of personal data by their customers, even if they are not aware of their customers’ activities.

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CISPE Code of Conduct – Press Release

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Best Practices for cloud with confidence

How CISPE is Shaping EU Policy and Why it Matters to the Cloud Industry : These topics and more will be discussed during the session of Wednesday, October 12, 2016: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

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