Bridge to New Markets.

Most secure data cloud in the world comes from Austria

Photo: APA © Photo: APA

The Austrian data protection activist Max Screms got the ball rolling. On the basis of his lawsuit filed with the European Court of Justice, the chief justices ruled against the safe harbor agreement with the USA last fall. Their harsh verdict was that personal data from Europe stored on American servers and in data centers is not protected against unwanted access by American authorities and secret services.

As a result, greater attention was put on finding an alternative, namely to store the data in Europe in accordance with European law. However, one question remains: how should customers, especially smaller companies, verify that their outsourced data is really secure? One approach designed to resolve this issue is certification. “80 percent of all cloud providers would not even manage three stars“, says Tobias Höllwarth, Vice-Chairman of EuroCloud, which is an association of European providers. The EuroCloud Star Audit is prepared to deal with suspicions of granting favors. Independent testing companies from all over the world are contracted with the strict “data TÜV” audits (TÜV is an international certification and monitoring body based in Austria). One of the auditors is from Hong Kong. The all-clear signal has been given following the latest negotiations of the EU Commission with the USA. Accordingly, the USA is once again a safe harbor for European data. Nevertheless, the issue of data security continues to be in the limelight.

Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter



Meet us at events, seminars and trade shows - worldwide.

  • Three Country Meeting Ankara

    30.05.2016, Ankara, Turkey

  • Webinar: QuickStart your business in Austria

    02.06.2016 / 15:00 CET, @ Your Personal Computer

Austria Map

Find the perfect location for your company

Austria is well known for its social stability and excellent labor relations where strikes are measured only in seconds. As a global player, reliable deliveries are a top priority for us.

Opel Austria

More testimonials

news from the business location Austria

Webinar: Quickstart your business in Austria

For the first time ABA – Invest in Austria co-hosts a webinar on the 2nd of June at 3pm.

Strong rise of research in clusters

Clusters have positioned themselves as driving forces behind the development of new technologies. In the meantime, there are more than 60 clusters with more than 7,000 members.

Disproportionately high level of innovation of Austria’s automobile industry

The automobile industry is considered to be a flagship sector of the Austrian economy, but not only due to its value creation of contribution to employment. This can also be attributed to its innovative achievements.

More news