Progress in Building Trust in Trans-Atlantic Data Flows

posted by in Data, Global Markets, Privacy February 11, 2016

Last night, the US House passed the Senate-amended version of the Judicial Redress Act, now headed to President Obama for signature. Progress on this front matters. This needed legislation will form a critical part of a stable and trustworthy structure for free flow of data across borders – so essential for economic growth in our […]

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Positive Shift in Europe’s Approach to Cloud Policy

posted by in Cloud Computing May 2, 2014

Policy discussions about cloud computing in Europe have at times been fraught with protectionist rhetoric. Exacerbated by Edward Snowden’s revelations on government surveillance, there have been calls for data location requirements, procurement preferences for European providers, dedicated French or German cloud networks, and even a “Schengen area for data” as ways to promote deployment of […]

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

posted by in Data October 9, 2012

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 […]

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

posted by in Data November 28, 2011

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 […]

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Debating Privacy and Security in the Cloud Age

posted by in Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity July 29, 2011

Earlier this summer in Brussels, Belgium, BSA brought together a distinguished group of industry leaders, technology experts, and government officials from both sides of the Atlantic for a daylong exploration of policy issues related to data protection and cybersecurity in the age of cloud computing. In a series of keynote speeches and panel discussions, participants […]

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The European Cloud Computing Strategy: Getting It Right

posted by in Cloud Computing May 19, 2011

The benefits of cloud computing increasingly are being recognized by policymakers and regulators around the world. Organizations of all kinds can now do more with less initial investment, making use of the best online technologies the software industry can offer. The European Commission is mindful of these developments and the potential value of the cloud […]

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A 10-Step Policy Plan for Cloud Computing In Europe

posted by in Cloud Computing February 9, 2011

With its promise of greater efficiency, productivity and value for money, cloud computing has emerged at just the right time for businesses, governments and organizations looking to do more with less. For policy-makers, getting the balance between innovation and regulation right is a key challenge, and the debate is gaining momentum in Europe and elsewhere. […]

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