In cloud we trust? The PRISM effect on the future of cloud-computing. The revelation that surveillance was allegedly happening in foreign countries has put the EU in a difficult position, not least for diplomatic reasons. Perhaps more interesting, though, is the number of high-profile technology companies that have understandably waded into the fray in recent weeks – claiming that the government’s activity undermines their customers’ confidence and by proxy, has taken its toll on their hard earned bottom-line. From the cloud-computing perspective, the industry consensus is that this damaged trust will cost US-based providers of hosting services tens of billions of dollars internationally. While Europe’s digital chief, Neelie Kroes has wasted no time in claiming that the PRISM scandal has presented an opportunity for Europe to become the world’s leading “trusted cloud region” – EU providers will not emerge unscathed.
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