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EC Calls for Better Cloud Contracts

CLOUD COMPUTING—EU

July 20, 2012

The European Commission (EC) is calling for cloud computing firms to improve their customer contracts to avoid both privacy issues and “costly legal disputes” while boosting the cloud industry, Reuters reports. "The complexity and uncertainty of the legal framework for cloud services providers means that they often issue complex contracts...or agreements with extensive disclaimers," the EC writes in a policy paper expected to be released later this year. The EC has expressed its desire to help the cloud industry develop model agreements and “will also look into whether binding laws will be needed for cloud services,” the report states.
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