CLOUD Act

Few Swedish companies and organizations are aware that a new US law was signed in March 2018. The new law – CLOUD Act – affects all Swedish companies and their information stored on US cloud services.

Most Swedish companies and organizations have processes and routines for complying with the stricter EU legislation for the processing of personal data (GDPR) which was introduced on 25 May 2018. However, other aspects are at least as important to consider when a company chooses cloud service for storing, sharing, and collaborating with company files.

In the same year, 2018, on March 23, a new US law came into force, the CLOUD Act (Clarifying Overseas Use of Data), which means that US authorities must be given access to data stored on US cloud services, even if this is stored abroad, and that US cloud services can thus not refuse to disclose such data.

To achieve the requirements according to the GDPR, American cloud services have been forced to offer storage within the EU to Swedish companies. With the CLOUD Act, this means that US legislation applies to data stored at a US cloud service, even if it takes place within the EU, and it can be very expensive for a Swedish company to ignore these risks.

We are 100% CLOUD Act-proof. The decentralized architecture of our solutions is ensuring that your data is private and secure at all times.

Let us secure your organization today.