A Data Protection Impact Assessment Methodology for Cloud

  • Rehab Alnemr
  • Erdal Cayirci
  • Lorenzo Dalla Corte
  • Alexandr Garaga
  • Ronald Leenes
  • Rodney Mhungu
  • Siani Pearson
  • Chris Reed
  • Anderson Santana de OliveiraEmail author
  • Dimitra Stefanatou
  • Katerina Tetrimida
  • Asma Vranaki
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9484)


We propose a data protection impact assessment (DPIA) method based on successive questionnaires for an initial screening and for a full screening for a given project. These were tailored to satisfy the needs of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that intend to process personal data in the cloud. The approach is based on legal and socio-economic analysis of privacy issues for cloud deployments and takes into consideration the new requirements for DPIAs within the European Union (EU) as put forward by the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The resultant features have been implemented within a tool.


Data protection impact assessment EU GDPR Cloud Privacy 



This work is part of the EU-funded FP7 project grant number 317550 titled as “Accountability for Cloud and Other Future Internet Services” (A4Cloud -


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rehab Alnemr
    • 1
  • Erdal Cayirci
    • 2
  • Lorenzo Dalla Corte
    • 3
  • Alexandr Garaga
    • 4
  • Ronald Leenes
    • 3
  • Rodney Mhungu
    • 3
  • Siani Pearson
    • 1
  • Chris Reed
    • 5
  • Anderson Santana de Oliveira
    • 4
    Email author
  • Dimitra Stefanatou
    • 3
  • Katerina Tetrimida
    • 3
  • Asma Vranaki
    • 5
  1. 1.HP LabsBristolUK
  2. 2.Stavanger UniversityStavangerNorway
  3. 3.Tilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands
  4. 4.SAP LabsMouginsFrance
  5. 5.Queen Mary University of LondonLondonUK

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