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Also Convincing in Data Protection – The AWS Cloud

With “Enabling” as the decisive factor, Skaylink succeeded in attracting GDPR officers for a cloud project


Many medium-sized companies would like to use the advantages of the cloud – but they have concerns about data protection. Knowledge building and client education by the experts from Skaylink ensured the client was convinced to move to the cloud. The formula for success: questions regarding data protection, security and compliance must be answered technically and from a business view, addressing the company’s concerns.

From Cloud Act to encryption: workshops make the evaluation easier

Especially by the US CLOUD Act, the confidence in the clouds of US providers has been negatively affected. Many companies are concerned that US providers will have access to customer data due to this Act. This would violate European and German data protection laws and could result in severe fines and reputational damage.

“Data protection is currently one of the most important subjects of our time. The right to informational self-determination and the security of personal data enjoy high priority, particularly in the EU. As regards the cloud (and AWS), there are many questions requiring a deep understanding of AWS, GDPR and security mechanisms – and this is precisely what the experts at Skaylink can offer you . We perfectly understand your concerns regarding data protection and take them seriously.”  

Senior Cloud Security Consultant  

Nickolas Webb

During two workshops, the Skaylink team addressed theses aspects from both a technical and legal perspective. In the first workshop, the discussion revolved around “Data protection despite US cloud providers”. The legal situation and the current interpretations of the authorities were examined in detail. The second workshop then focused on the topic of “Data protection through AWS”. The specialists informed about common AWS services being used to ensure that data protection guidelines are followed throughout the entire company. The topic of “Encryption”, in particular, aroused much interest among the participants.  

In the open workshops, the client’s concerns were clearly addressed and taken seriously. Uncertainties about how AWS works and functions were eliminated. This has resulted in trust: The AWS cloud is now the preferred option for the company’s IT infrastructure, even from the data protection perspective. The support from the data protection officers helps the company’s own IT department to create a modern cloud infrastructure.


Data protection – an important topic on the path to the cloud

Despite all the educational work, the Skaylink experts are aware of the following: A client must really wish to use the cloud and take the opportunities it offers – including those persons responsible for data protection. This is the only way we can find solutions that will remove any uncertainties and make everyone feel comfortable. For Skaylink, data protection is an important issue that accompanies every customer journey to the cloud and must not be neglected. We explicitly welcome any questions you might have. Using the workshop format,  it is easier to jointly discuss issues in a structured way and to close knowledge gaps.  Upon completion of the workshop, you will be able to approach cloud projects by addressing aspects of data protection.

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