Cloud Computing, Data

Thoughtful Solutions to Modernize the EU Privacy Framework in the Cloud Era

There are encouraging signs momentum is building in the debate about reforming the EU’s Data Protection Regulation. In the past few weeks, while the European Council and Parliament have continued scrutinizing a proposal put forward earlier this year by the European Commission, stakeholders have been carrying on a robust public discourse about how best to … Read More >>

Data

Principles to Guide Modernization of Europe’s Privacy Rules: Trust, Flexibility, and Shared Responsibility

With their summer recess now well and truly over, European policymakers are turning their attention toward modernizing the data protection framework for the Single Market. This week in Brussels, the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee is holding an inter-parliamentary hearing to solicit input from the Member States on the draft … Read More >>

Cloud Computing, Data

Mapping the Global Policy Environment for Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is the fastest-growing and most exciting new sector in the software and computing industries. IDC estimates that by 2015 revenue from public IT cloud services will account for one out of every seven dollars spent on commercial software, server, and storage offerings. Private cloud solutions could add another 10 percent or 20 percent … Read More >>

Data

Five Steps to a More Coherent Data Framework for Europe’s Single Market

For any data-driven enterprise hoping to grow its operations in Europe today, the vaunted Single Market is a chimera. Rather than a harmonized legal framework and clear rules for how companies must safeguard people’s personal information and preserve their privacy, one finds a confusing patchwork. Take the example of a cloud computing service that offers … Read More >>