New E.U. Guidelines to Address Cloud Computing
Posted in: Government & Policy at 02/07/2012 14:01
The European Commission's panel on privacy is expected on Monday to endorse the concept of cloud computing as legal under the Continent's privacy law and to recommend for the first time that large companies and organizations police themselves to assure that personal information kept in remote locations is protected.
The panel, known as the Article 29 Working Party, is expected to make the recommendation as part of its long-awaited guidelines on cloud computing, which have the potential, some industry experts say, to allay concerns over data privacy and pave the way for wider adoption of the remote-computing services that are more common in the United States.