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European Commission to reform mobile cloud services regulations – report

The EC is looking to create a level playing field in how telcos and mobile cloud service providers are regulated

The European Commission is considering plans to reform how mobile cloud service providers, also know as Over The Top (OTT) companies, are regulated, according to reports from the FT.

European Commission, IT companies and telcos pump €2.5bn into big data initiatives

Kroes: 'Data is the motor and foundation of our economy'

The European Commission and the Big Data Value Association have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the Commission and private sector firms pump €2.5bn into a number of big data-focused initiatives between 2015 and 2020.

European Commission releases standard cloud SLA guidelines

The European Commission released standard SLA terms for cloud services, aimed at improving trust and certainty around the cloud in Europe

The European Commission has released a set of cloud service level agreement (SLA) standards designed to give EU businesses more certainty around what cloud service providers and consumers are responsible for when entering into contractual agreements.

Merkel, Kroes’ propositions for EU cloud “aren’t contradictory,” says EC

European Commission spokesperson Ryan Heath fielding questions about German Chancellor Angela Merkel's proposal for stronger data protection and its compatibility with similar proposals from  Neelie Kroes and the European Commission

This weekend German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for the creation of a secure European communications network that would avoid US-based networks and servers. But after questions about the compatibility of Neelie Kroes’ proposals to create a well-governed ‘Open Internet’ with Merkel’s calls for an “EU only” infrastructure, the European Commission reiterated support for the German Chancellor’s calls for better security and data protection but declined to comment on how the two proposals would feasibly coexist.

‘Cloud for Europe’ launches amidst calls for single European cloud market

Kroes said the C4E initiative will help provide clarity for public sector procurers buying cloud services

Cloud for Europe (C4E), a European Commission-funded project aiming to give European public authorities a standard procurement framework for buying cloud services launched in Berlin Friday. Head of the European digital agenda Neelie Kroes said the project marks a significant step towards achieving a single European market for cloud computing.

Kroes unveils EC education reforms bolstering ICT in the classroom

Kroes and Vassiliou outlined their plan to improve teaching with ICT and plug the impending digital skills gap

European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes and Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Sport, Media and Youth Androulla Vassiliou on Wednesday introduced Opening up Education, the Comission’s initiative to increase the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in classrooms across Europe.

Kroes calls for education and employment reform

Kroes calls for education and employment reform

European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, this week outlined her intentions to transform education across the EU using information and communications technology (ICT). Kroes, along with the Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Sport, Media and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou, plan to unveil new proposals to reform education in Europe next week.

Neelie Kroes warns cloud may suffer from PRISM-related security fears

Neelie Kroes has been vocal about seeking clarity from the US government on its data gathering techniques

Head of the European Commission’s Digital Europe agenda, Neelie Kroes, warned this week that cloud companies face a crisis of confidence from European customers in teh wake of the NSA spying scandal.

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.