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Global Data Protection Law Needed for Cloud

ONLINE PRIVACY

March 29, 2010

European leaders are calling for a worldwide agreement on data protection to address data security weaknesses related to cloud computing, ComputerWeekly reports. Speaking before an international audience of 300 cyber law experts at the Council of Europe, Francesco Pizetti, president of Italy's data protection authority, said when it comes to the cloud, "It is not possible to continue to guarantee the protection of citizens' data without very strong international rules accepted by all countries around the world." Meanwhile, Udo Helmbrecht, executive director of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), said the agency is seeking European regulation to require cloud providers to notify customers about security breaches.
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