European Data Protection Digest

Opinion: CEO Praises Call for Cloud Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY—EU

February 18, 2011

Per Werngren, chief executive officer for Sweden's IDE, reacts to an op-ed by European Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding on cloud computing in The Wall Street Journal. "The commissioner's idea about 'privacy by design'--building privacy-enhancing technologies into products and services--is particularly encouraging," he writes. If responsible companies work together, he suggests, "we can safeguard consumers so that their data is well-protected, so that they have the right to be forgotten..." With such provisions in place, he writes, the cloud might prove to be one of the "great technological and business shifts of our time." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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