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EU Plans for Cloud Computing Transformation

DATA PROTECTION—EU

April 6, 2011

Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes will hold a consultation next month with stakeholders on development of a strategy for cloud computing. The technology, allowing data to be both stored and accessed from any location, will become as transformative to this decade as PCs were to the 1970s, EUObserver reports. But cloud computing's success will depend on a secure framework for data protection internationally, experts say. "It's reasonable to expect that consumers and businesses will require a high level of confidence before they place sensitive financial or medical information in the cloud," said the chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
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