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Report Forecasts Pros and Cons of the Cloud

ONLINE PRIVACY—EU & UK

March 8, 2011

Experts have suggested that 75 percent of senior business leaders believe that privacy and security concerns are the key impediments to the adoption of cloud computing, the Financial Times reports in an analysis piece on the benefits and risks of cloud computing for entities in the UK and EU. With the European Commission anticipating introducing data protection reforms later this year, the report stresses that "to comply with EU personal data requirements, the data controller needs to ensure that the security standards are appropriate, having regard to the nature of the personal data, the state of technological development and the cost of implementing particular measures." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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