Historically, businesses have called for greater connection between the legal requirements of European data protection law and the requirements of information technology standards. The new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard for securely processing personal information in cloud computing environments, ISO 27018, could be a significant and major first step toward creating technical standards that take privacy legal requirements into account.1 While its effects on compliance under the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) remain to be seen, ISO 27018 offers a promising look at what a more harmonized data protection regime might look like.
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