- Henry Park
AWS Europe approved
If you are in Europe and want to use a US cloud service provider, you should be able to provided you take the correct security measures.
Earlier this year, the Conseil d'Etat in France found that the level of protection offered to personal data was sufficient due to the safeguards in place (including both legal and technical measures) to deal with a possible access request by U.S law enforcement authorities (see link). Among the safeguards were: (1) a guarantee in the contract that AWS EMEA Sarl would challenge any general access request from a public authority, and (2) that the data is encrypted and the encryption key is held in a trusted party in France and not AWS EMEA Sarl.