European Data Protection Digest

MEP Says Europe Should Invest in EU Cloud

CLOUD COMPUTING—EU

September 19, 2013

Dutch Green MEP Judith Sargentini has said Europe should invest in an open-sourced, highly secure cloud platform to protect the data of European citizens from snooping governments around the world, Business Cloud News reports. “The Euro Parliament gives a clear signal to (Neelie) Kroes that its purely business approach to cloud computing is totally inadequate,” Sargentini said. “They see the business benefits of the cloud but completely miss the implications for privacy and the enormous risks of economic and political espionage.” In other cloud computing news, Sweden’s data protection authority has ordered a Stockholm-based municipality to cease using Google Apps because it may contravene Sweden’s Data Protection Act.
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