Cloud Services and EU Law
English -EEG Expert uses the software Matamo for website analysis on own servers located in the UK.
Deutsch/German -EEG Expert verwendet die Software Matamo für die Analyse der Website eigenem Server in UK.
English -On 16 July, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that any cloud services hosted in the US are incapable of complying with the GDPR and EU Privacy laws.
For any business operating a website in the EU or if you have traffic coming to your website from EU visitors, you need to know what data you’re capturing and where this data is being stored.
With the CJEU invalidating the Privacy Shield framework, this further challenges the privacy standards of big software corporations like Google and Microsoft as they have servers located in the US while attracting customers from all over the world.
From our understanding, these corporations will now face on-going and heavy fines if they continue to process EU data on these US cloud servers.
For Matomo users
Our cloud servers are based in Germany so these rulings won’t affect you. Matomo On-Premise users choose the location of their data themselves and need to assess if this affects them in case their servers are stored outside the EU.