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EU data protection agencies probing whether EC, other EU groups are GDPR compliant

EU data protection agencies probing whether EC, other EU groups are GDPR compliant

In an ironic twist, Reuters reported that EU data protection authorities are investigating whether the European Commission and other EU groups comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in their deals with the U.S. software maker Microsoft Corp.

 The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), which monitors the bloc’s 70 institutions on their GDPR compliance, launched its investigation April. Reuters said that the probe “will look into the Microsoft products and services used by the institutions and whether the contractual agreements between them and the U.S. software company are GDPR-compliant.”

“When relying on third parties to provide services, the EU institutions remain accountable for any data processing carried out on their behalf,” said Assistant EDPS Wojciech Wiewiorowski told the news agency. “They also have a duty to ensure that any contractual arrangements respect the new rules and to identify and mitigate any risks,” he said.

The Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said it would help its customers during the probe, added Reuters.

Image courtesy Microsoft

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