European Data Protection Digest

Experts: Directive Changes Could Hamper Cloud Business

CLOUD COMPUTING—EU

February 24, 2012

Cloud legal experts say the European Commission's proposed changes to the Data Protection Directive will likely drive business away, ITWorld reports. "Unless further changes are made to clarify and harmonise data protection rules across the EU, the draft regulation may drive business away from Europe and still fail to deliver effective protection for individuals," said the lead of the Cloud Legal Project at Queen Mary, University of London. Without such changes, it will be unclear which providers and users are regulated in the EU. Further, the group says, the draft imposes substantial burdens on businesses as well as regulators--who will need greater resources in order to police compliance.
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