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European Commission expert group begins work on cloud contract terms

The expert group is helping the EC set up model contract terms for cloud service providers and customers

Following announcements made this Summer the European Commission this week begun work on setting out standard terms for cloud contracts. The Commission says an expert working group will help ensure the inclusion of fair contract terms in cloud service contracts becomes best practice and improve confidence in cloud services.

Dutch MEP Judith Sargentini says open source and European cloud will protect EU data

Judith Sargentini, Dutch Green MEP

Europe should invest in developing its own highly secure cloud platform to keep European citizens’ data out of reach of snooping governments and criminals, and encourage adoption of open source technologies in the process, said Dutch Green MEP Judith Sargentini.

European Commission calls for expert help on cloud contracts

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The European Commission on last week called for applications for cloud experts to help it develop clearer contract terms for cloud computing services.

EU data protection stalls amidst infighting

European Parliament has pushed a vote on the new data regulations to September

Lobbying efforts, backroom discussions and, most recently, a spat between two Members of European Parliament threaten to further delay the passage of a new EU legislative proposal consisting of wide-reaching data protection regulations. The draft regulation was proposed in January of last year and is currently being negotiated among MEP’s before Parliament’s civil liberties committee […]

EU Commission launches consultation process on cloud computing

The EU Commission has launched a public consultation process into how businesses, public administrations and other interested parties can benefit from a cloud computing market that the Commission predicts will be worth €35bn in Europe by 2014.