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SWIPO AISBL publishes Codes of Conduct


24 Jul 2020


Codes ensure safe & effective switching from Provider and portability of non-personal data

SWIPO (Switching Cloud Providers and Porting Data) AISBL is a multi-stakeholder association facilitated by the European Commission with the mission to develop voluntary Codes of Conduct in support of Article 6 “Porting of Data” of the Free Flow on Non Personal Data Regulation (EU) 2018/1807.

After more than two years of work, the Codes of Conduct for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) are ready for publication.  The Codes are intended to provide voluntary guidance for Cloud Providers and Cloud Customers to facilitate a Customer’s decision to switch its Cloud Provider and port its non-personal data.  Both Codes require a Cloud Provider to provide a transparency declaration to help the Customers in terms of what they may wish to consider before they undertake any such switching and porting activity.  These transparency declarations will provide more insight to Customers in terms of how the current Provider will support the switching process and help secure a safe transfer of relevant data to the new Provider.

Both Codes are intended to help prevent “vendor lock-in” by assisting the Customer in understanding the related processes when their business data is being transferred from one Provider to another.

SWIPO AISBL is proud to announce the publication of the 2020 versions of its IaaS and SaaS Codes of Conduct.  These Codes are available on

The Codes are copyright-protected and can be downloaded free of charge subject to the related copyright notice and terms & conditions.


SWIPO is an industry driven member association that provides guidance and governance between Cloud Service Providers and Cloud Service Customers to ensure safe and effective switching from provider and the portability of non-personal data in the light of article 6 on the “Free Flow of Non-Personal Data” regulation. The Codes of Conduct are developed and maintained by SWIPO AISBL.

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