Draft Guidelines on Outsourcing to Cloud Service Providers

Draft Guidelines on Outsourcing to Cloud Service Providers

from 03 June 2020 to 01 September 2020


Responding to this paper

ESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper and in particular on the specific questions summarised in Appendix 1. Comments are most helpful if they:

·       respond to the question stated;

·       indicate the specific question to which the comment relates;

·       contain a clear rationale; and

·       describe any alternatives ESMA should consider.

ESMA will consider all comments received by 1 September 2020.

All contributions should be made using the specific response form and submitted online using the form below.

Publication of responses

All contributions received will be published following the close of the consultation, unless you request otherwise. Please clearly and prominently indicate in your submission any part you do not wish to be publicly disclosed. A standard confidentiality statement in an email message will not be treated as a request for non-disclosure. A confidential response may be requested from us in accordance with ESMA’s rules on access to documents. We may consult you if we receive such a request. Any decision we make not to disclose the response is reviewable by ESMA’s Board of Appeal and the European Ombudsman.

Data protection

Information on data protection can be found at www.esma.europa.eu under the heading ‘Data protection’.

Documents available for this Consultation
03/06/2020ESMA50-164-3342Draft Guidelines on Outsourcing to Cloud Service Providers
03/06/2020ESMA50-164-3342 response formDraft Guidelines on Outsourcing to Cloud Service Providers - response form
03/06/2020ESMA71-99-1334ESMA consults on cloud outsourcing guidelines


Activity Institution Download
Asset Management Alternative Investment Management Association
Asset Management AFG
Asset Management BVI German Fund Association
Asset Management Assogestioni
Asset Management DUFAS
Asset Management BlackRock
Banking Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Division Bank and Insurance
Banking UniCredit
Banking European Banking Federation
Banking European Association of Cooperative Banks
Banking BNP Paribas Fortis
Banking ESBG
Banking German Banking Industry Committee
Credit Rating Agencies Fitch Ratings
Credit Rating Agencies Moody’s Deutschland GmbH
Credit Rating Agencies Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited
Investment Services Swedish Securities Markets Association
Investment Services Optiver V.O.F.
Investment Services Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
Legal and Accountancy Pinsent Masons
Regulated markets Euronext
Regulated markets Cboe Europe
Exchanges and Trading Systems Vienna Stock Exchange
Exchanges and Trading Systems Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
Others ZIA German Property Federation
Others McAfee
Others Amazon Web Services
Others Shared Assessments Program
Others Microsoft
Others Finance Denmark
Others Google Cloud
Regulated markets, exchanges & trading systems Deutsche Börse Group
Regulated markets, exchanges & trading systems London Stock Exchange Group
Regulated markets, exchanges & trading systems The World Federation of Exchanges
Regulated markets, exchanges & trading systems Nasdaq
Central Counterparty (CCP) European Association of CCP Clearing Houses
Central Securities Depository (CSD) ECSDA (European Central Securities Depositories Association)
Central Securities Depository (CSD) Euroclear SA
Trade Repository Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
Fintech TAS Group