GDPR Center of Excellence

Information Hub for GDPR compliance in
the cloud and emerging technologies

CSA EMEA & the GDPR Center of Excellence

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA’s activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud and provide a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem.

The European Headquarter CSA EMEA will establish relations with European Cloud Service provider, Cloud Customer and improve IT- Security and Compliance with European regulations. We will accelerate the Cloud adoption in Europe for public, private, and financial sectors. Awareness and promotion of Cloud Security education and certification based on best practise from subject matter experts around the world will help to better assess the risks and impacts for moving into the Cloud. Further topics to be addressed are IOT and Blockchain.

The CSA Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR), a three-tiered provider assurance program of self-assessment, 3rd-party audit and continuous monitoring supports building trust in Cloud computing and minimizing the risks. Trainings for partner companies will help to educate the staff to better understand the risk and impacts and to let you make substantiated investment decisions in your IT infrastructure.

The GDPR Center of Excellence will coordinate CSAs GDPR activities globally. Its main target is to address compliance with regulations in the European member states and adopt the Certification Framework to their needs.

CSA Europe and GDPR Center of Excellence
Founding Members

CSA Europe Team

Linda Strick

Managing Director, CSA EMEA

Contact information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +40 (0)30.59.00.83.420

Linda has worked more than 30 years with the Fraunhofer-Institute FOKUS in Berlin, Germany. Since August 2018 she is in the free block of part-time employment prior to retirement. During her active work she has worked in the area of Cloud Computing over the last 9 years, recently she has focused on cloud security and privacy, standardization and certification processes. She started in 2016 with Innovation Management and Technology Transfer and supported within Fraunhofer-Institute FOKUS the process of innovation findings and technology transfer. She has long experience with the public sector and pre-commercial procurement as a new instrument for innovation in the public sector. She has been working with national and international projects, in standardization organizations and published several papers, amongst other Cloud Computing for the public sector (2010). She has coordinated several EU Projects, recently a Horizon 2020 project “European Security Certification Framework for Cloud services”. She is a member of the European Open Science Cloud High Level Expert Group (EOSC HLEG) and a member in the Cloud Stakeholder Working Group on Cloud Security Certification. She is also Member of the Cloud Security Alliance and responsible for the further development of the CSA European GDPR Center of Excellence and runs her own company.

Cloud Security Alliance
Establishes New
European Headquarters,

GDPR Center of Excellence in Berlin

Read the Press Release