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Cloud computing and privacy series: security requirements and guidance (part 3 of 6) The issues related to confidentiality and security play an important role in data protection.

Cloud computing and privacy series: security requirements and guidance (part 3 of 6)

This is even more so when considering an information technology environment, and thus when considering cloud computing. Security is therefore at the forefront of current issues that private but also public stakeholders must face today. In this third article of our cloud computing and privacy series (see our previous articles here and here), we examine some of the security requirements and guidance that apply to cloud computing in the EU and in certain key Member States(1). Legal security requirements It results from our study that security is currently one of the most regulated topics in the field of data protection, as well as in the field of telecommunications. The importance given to security is constantly increasing and is expected to keep playing a central role in the future. EU requirements Other EU instruments provide for similar obligations. National requirements. Cloud computing and privacy series: the general legal framework (part 1 of 6)

Cloud computing and privacy series: security requirements and guidance (part 3 of 6)

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US (ITA) has issued a guidance document on businesses data. Legal considerations for companies migrating to the clouds. EU urged to scrap use of personal data measures for cloud comput. Regulators pull their head out of the cloud. September 28, 2012 Malware hits the Mac but is it worth worrying about?

Regulators pull their head out of the cloud

This week saw the European Commission (EC) and the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) both release guidance on security within cloud computing. In the former's case it was about ensuring understanding and giving clarity, as well as harnessing financial benefits, while the ICO's guidance is about reminding businesses of their responsibilities towards personal data as more look to cloud computing. The ICO said that companies remain responsible for how personal data is looked after, even if they pass it to cloud network providers.

The ICO said it is concerned as to how many businesses do not realise they remain responsible for how the data is looked after, even after passing it to the cloud network provider. Dr Simon Rice, ICO technology policy advisor and author of the guidelines, said: “The law on outsourcing data is very clear. The Problem of 'Personal Data' in Cloud Computing - What Information is Regulated? The Cloud of Unknowing, Part 1 by W. Kuan Hon, Christopher Millard, Ian Walden. W.

The Problem of 'Personal Data' in Cloud Computing - What Information is Regulated? The Cloud of Unknowing, Part 1 by W. Kuan Hon, Christopher Millard, Ian Walden

Kuan Hon Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies Christopher Millard Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies; Oxford Internet Institute Ian Walden Queen Mary University of London, School of Law March 10, 2011.

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Creative Industries / Pressure mounts on EU cloud deal as deadline looms. BRUSSELS - The European Commission is under pressure to keep to its self-imposed September deadline to publish an EU cloud computing strategy, as new evidence revealed widespread public confusion about it.

Creative Industries / Pressure mounts on EU cloud deal as deadline looms

The commission has two weeks to meets its EU cloud deadline (Photo: The Planet) Figures collected by opinion pollsters Ipsos for the Business Software Alliance (BSA), an IT lobby group, indicate that most Europeans regularly use cloud technologies but are unaware that they are doing so. A mere 24 percent said that they used cloud computing, with Greece and Romania topping the poll at 39 percent. Meanwhile 65 percent of PC users admitted that they had either never heard of cloud computing or had only heard of the name. However, four in five European's regularly use email services, the most commonly-used cloud service, with more than one in three regularly playing online games and using photo storage devices like Dropbox. When You Move To The Cloud, Plan For The Storms.

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Cloud computing audit. Cloud provider and yr data. Infographie Cloud use of SME. Privacy and Data Protection in the Cloud [For CloudCon 2011] This Wednesday I’ll speak in CloudCon 2011, instead of a regulatory lecture, I decided to focus about a technological solution to a legal problem, which I believe might be elegant.

Privacy and Data Protection in the Cloud [For CloudCon 2011]

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Cloud Computing in 2011: 3 Trends Changing Business Adoption CIO. CIO — The business benefits of a cloud computing model have been well stated.

Cloud Computing in 2011: 3 Trends Changing Business Adoption CIO

You cut costs by switching to more flexible on-demand IT resources that can better handle the ebb and flow technology needs at a company. But adopting a cloud model for your company is a multifaceted decision-making process. Before even sitting down at the negotiating table with a vendor, IT managers and CIOs need to make sure their infrastructures are virtualized and cloud-ready, and that they have a firm grasp of their own security and compliance regulations. The cloud is also a world with various layers and choices. Do you adopt a public, private or hybrid cloud model?

To continue reading, register here to become an Insider It's FREE to join. Cloud computing: An opportunity and a legal maze. Who is accountable? Cloud computing comes mainly in three guises: Infrastructure (data centres); Online platforms (operating systems), and; Applications (web-based email, online office applications, file-sharing). The industry-led trend is being touted as a utility of the future, like gas or electricity. Some applications, such as online office documents developed by Google, even threaten to derail industry giants such as Microsoft's Office.

But it is a utility that relies and will continue to rely on data stored across borders, forcing businesses and regulators to demand the same laws on data and privacy pretty much everywhere. Recette de Madeleines et chocolat. The Digital Forecast Is Cloudy. Honda Data Breach Highlights Need to Set Strong Cloud Security Policies - Security.

Vice-President Viviane Reding - European Commission - Viviane Reding. The Justice portfolio is new – it was only created with the start of this European Commission, under the leadership of President José Manuel Barroso, in 2010.

Vice-President Viviane Reding - European Commission - Viviane Reding

I am thus the first EU Justice Commissioner who is also responsible for citizenship and fundamental rights. My department, the Directorate General for Justice, deals with a wide range of areas such as civil and commercial law, consumer protection legislation, data protection, criminal law, free movement of citizens and equality legislation. Read more Human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights must be more than concepts. Fundamental rights are the foundation on which the European Union is built: they must be continuously respected and protected.

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