Commission To Release Cloud Computing Strategy

CLOUD COMPUTING—EU

July 19, 2012

The European Commission is finalising a strategy on cloud computing in order to promote use of the technology, EurActiv reports. “In particular, cloud computing is raising specific issues related to data protection and data retention, applicable law and liability and consumer protection,” an internal memo reads. The document is on the agenda for the college of commissioners meeting on 25 July, the report states. In an attempt to save costs on IT and create new jobs, the commission is encouraging member states to adopt public-sector cloud computing and aims to create “incentives for the industry to develop common standards over ‘security, interoperability, data portability and reversibility.’”
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