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PRESS RELEASE: Qompium joins the EU Cloud Code of Conduct's General Assembly with their digital health company Extra Horizon

EU Cloud CoC News SCOPE Europe

Brussels, 06 August 2021– The EU Cloud CoC’s General Assembly proudly announces Extra Horizon as its newest member. Undoubtedly, this meaningful addition enhances trust in the cloud industry and contributes to international alignment under robust data protection standards.

The official approval of the EU Cloud CoC comes to revert years of sluggish diffusion of cloud computing throughout Europe . Finally providing an efficient  framework to evaluate data protection compliance of all cloud service layers, the Code is presenting a robust compliance mechanism to foster a trustworthy environment in the cloud industry while reducing market asymmetries and boosting innovation and growth.

The Code puts forward a comprehensive and reliable framework capable of responding to the specific needs of the cloud industry, allowing for interoperability, efficiency as well as the broader dissemination of cloud services.

Seeing and seizing the Codes benefits for Small and Medium-sized companies, Qompium successfully joined the EU Cloud CoC’s General Assembly with their business unit Extra Horizon, in order to set a high default level of data protection in the digital health industry, which is one of the key drivers of the digital transition.

Addressing their membership in the EU Cloud CoC’s General Assembly, Jo Van der Auwera , Director Quality of Qompium stated:

Extra Horizon’s mission is to drive the digital transition of the healthcare industry and reshape the future of healthcare. Being part of the EU Cloud CoC’s initiative brings us closer to accomplishing our mission and further enhances costumer’s trust.

Reacting to the membership of Extra Horizon, Jörn Wittmann, Managing Director of SCOPE Europe, said:

We strongly believe in the importance of fostering a wide and diverse membership in order to significantly contribute to the building of trust in cloud computing. In this spirit, we are proud and thrilled to welcome Extra Horizon to our initiative. As a digital health company focused on providing a regulatory compliant cloud infrastructure and GDPR safe data storage, Extra Horizon is a valuable extension and will certainly diversify and strengthen our working groups.

About EU Cloud CoC

The EU Cloud Code of Conduct is an approved and fully legally operational Code of Conduct pursuant to Article 40 GDPR. Defining clear requirements for Cloud Service Providers to implement Article 28 GDPR, the Code covers all cloud service layers (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), has its compliance overseen by an accredited monitoring body, and represents the vast majority of the European cloud industry market share.