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SWIPO working group officially presents Codes of Conduct to enable competition and data portability for European cloud market


At the high-level data economy conference in Helsinki, the multi-stakeholder group SWIPO (Switching Cloud Service Providers and Porting Data) officially presented two Codes of Conduct to enable proper application of the Article 6 “Porting of Data” of the EU Free Flow of non-personal Data Regulation. SCOPE Europe co-chaired the working group and contributed in particular by developing a common governance for all Codes of Conduct under SWIPO.

Jörn Wittmann, Managing Director of SCOPE Europe and co-chair of the SWIPO SaaS sub-working group, stated: “Every self-regulatory process that aims for a credible solution for challenges in an highly innovative environment is an intensive journey. Success is only possible if all parties involved show constant good faith, willingness to compromise and to understand the other side. Against this background, I am impressed by the strong support shown by all relevant stakeholders for the Codes of Conduct and the accompanying mandatory governance documents that were presented. If this collaborative spirit can carry on, I am convinced that the market has been given a credible package that contains all ingredients necessary for successful market implementation and adoption".

Read the full press release here.

The full set of documents presented by the SWIPO Working Group are available for download here.