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Commission To Release Cloud Strategy in September

CLOUD COMPUTING—EU

July 26, 2012

EuropeanVoice reports on the European Commission’s plans to publish its strategy for cloud computing. The commission is interested in the cloud’s economic benefits but “realizes that the development raises important questions about data protection and security,” the report states. The strategy is to be released in September and is not likely to recommend legislation but instead propose a plan of action for a legal framework. Mark Lange, senior policy counsel at Microsoft, said people will need to trust data security for the cloud to work. “Everybody needs to ask questions about transparency, security, privacy and to know that they are in control of their data,” he said. (Registration may be required to access this article.)
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