European Data Protection Digest

MEP Urges Commission To Create Cloud Guidelines

CLOUD COMPUTING—EU

June 27, 2013

A member of the European Parliament has called on the European Commission to outline new rules to help safeguard cloud computing data, ComputerWeekly reports. Dutch MEP Judith Sargentini says that, as a general rule, “the level of data protection in a cloud computing environment must not be inferior to that required in any other data-processing context.” She has urged the commission to propose guidelines to protection non-personal sensitive data in the cloud and said cloud use by public-sector organisations should require special consideration.
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