The 2nd German-Franco Digital Conference, which was concluded by speeches from Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel, took place in Berlin on 13. December 2016.

  • Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel
    Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel
  • Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel
    Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel
  • State President of France Francois Hollande
    State President of France Francois Hollande

In one of the conference’s workshops, Prof. Borges gave a lecture on Data Protection Certification for Cloud Services. You can access his lecture slides here.

The joint closing statement of the Federal Minister for Commerce and Energy (BMWi) and the French Ministry of Commerce and Finance stated, amongst other things, that Germany and France should be the driving forces behind the development of a European approach to the certification of Data Protection. Both countries should develop coherent certification standards for Data Protection in Cloud Services simultaneously and implement the appropriate processes.

You can access the closing statement on the website of the BMWi.

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