Cloud service provider should be prepared for customers requesting a documented description for the process of return and removal of the customers assets in the event of service termination. This description should include:
Cloud service providers must also actively provide the information about the arrangements for removal and return of assets of the cloud service customer (e.g. in terms of service or other service agreement).
The contract terms for offered digital services must include provisions for service provider on ways in which customer will receive their data at the end of the contract. Provisions must include at least:
The organization has to use encrypted and standardized network protocols when managing, downloading and uploading data.
The customer must be provided with interfaces that allow them to download the data they manage to transfer it to another cloud service, for example.
The organization must maintain measures for ensuring compatibility and portability of data in offered digital services. The measures should include definition of requirements for the following: