Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar | Cloud industry forum

Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar

Cloud computing - reliability, security and data protection

  • Date: Tuesday 11th December
  • Location: Central London

CIF took part in the panel entitled: Creating a legal framework for a cloud active Europe.

To what extent is user uncertainty on the legal framework underpinning cloud computing a barrier to wider deployment and development in the sector? Will the principles for data protection proposed in the EDPF (European Data Protection Framework) Review deliver a legal framework for cloud computing in Europe? How will the different methods of implementing the EDPFR proposals by member states impact the adoption of cloud services? What are the options to address cross-border jurisdiction challenges - between users, data centres and vendor headquarters? What are the next steps to creating cross-provider standards in cloud computing to enable data portability, harmonisation and engender trust in the technology? What are the next steps to create a standardised SLAs (Service Level Agreements) and EUAs (End User Agreements) to engender trust? What role can central and local governments play, as a major procurer of services, to assist SLA and EUA standardisation?