Neelie Kroes welcomes industry's 10 recommendations to boost Cloud Computing in Europe

EuroCloud is part of the working groups for the Digital Agenda. The four working groups presented on the 14.12.2011 the final report to EU Commissioner Kroes and her services. The Commissioner was accompanied by Carl-Christian Buhr (cabinet),  Megan Richard, Rainer Zimmermann and David Callahan (all DG INFSO). The Commissioner and her staff reacted very positive to the report and indicated that she would like to continue the dialogue with the Working Groups next year in order to follow up on some of EurClouds recommendations in the report. For your information see below the short press release on our report the Commissioner issued:

Reacting to industry recommendations for a coherent legal framework for Cloud Computing services, Vice President Neelie Kroes said: "I went to the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2011 with a vision for a 'cloud-active' Europe. Having received the views of industry and our citizens I will go back to Davos in 2012 in order to announce the first concrete actions and start building a European Cloud Computing Partnership." Kroes will take into account critical points for industry such as the need for legal certainty to encourage more use of Cloud Services by small businesses, and ensuring data protection laws are compatible with the development of Cloud computing.