Data Transfer Between the EU
and the USA Needs a Legally Secure Basis
The transfer of data between the EU and the US quickly needs a secure legal basis. The data protection authorities must act with tact here.
VDMA Executive Director Thilo Brodtmann comments on the threats of sanctions against industrial companies that place their data in US clouds: "VDMA urges the Commission to quickly create a secure and sustainable legal basis for data transfer between the EU and the US. Small and medium-sized companies in particular are dependent on a practical, secure mechanism and, especially at a time when they are struggling with the consequences of the Covid19 crisis, have no resources to carry out independent checks on the level of data protection in the US and, if necessary, to conduct lengthy negotiations with US data processors on additional security mechanisms.
"VDMA strongly appeals to the data
protection authorities to act with tact
and to refrain from fines as far as possible."
Thilo Brodtmann, VDMA Executive Director
The VDMA therefore strongly appeals to the data protection authorities to act with tact here and to refrain from fines as far as possible.
The German government is also called upon to push for the closest possible European cooperation in digital policy. This includes, above all, common cloud infrastructures. Only through the digital sovereignty of companies, Europe can be secured as a business and production location in a globalised world."