EU Could Rain On Cloud Strategy With Too-Tight Data Rules

Law360, New York (June 27, 2012, 6:39 PM EDT) -- A European Union commissioner on Monday continued to push for a pan-European strategy for protecting information stored in the cloud, an initiative that attorneys say will win support if it sheds strict international transfer rules contained in the bloc's recently proposed data protection overhaul.

In a speech at an Economic Council symposium on cloud computing, Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes called for a "horizontal, far-reaching look" at the privacy, security, intellectual property and contracting risks associated with cloud computing, with the goal of creating a single strategy that would apply to data held in clouds located in all EU member states....

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