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Please note this email is relevant to you only if you are using Google Cloud Platform to process personal data and European Data Protection laws apply to that processing.

Hello Google Cloud Platform Customer,

The recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declaring the European Commission’s decision on US-EU Safe Harbor framework to be invalid is an important development in the area of data protection. You can expect our full support as we work together to address this development, as there is nothing more important to us than your trust, privacy and security. We are awaiting more information from the European Commission (EC) and data protection authorities regarding their responses to the court decision.

The European Commission and the US have been actively working on a revised Safe Harbor agreement that should address these concerns, but they were unable to finalize the new agreement prior to the court ruling. Both have indicated that they want to finalize the new Safe Harbor framework as soon as possible. Additionally, we have been actively working on adopting Model Contract Clauses (MCCs) for the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. We already have MCCs as an option for Google Apps for Work customers, and in light of the ruling, we are accelerating our MCC efforts for Google Cloud Platform.

We will update you in the coming weeks on further developments in this area. We appreciate you placing your trust in us.

The Google Cloud Platform team

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