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Brussels to unveil EU cloud computing strategy (central planning = power grab)
EurActiv ^ | 19 July 2012 | Francesco Guarascio

Posted on 07/20/2012 1:46:14 AM PDT by Olog-hai

EXCLUSIVE: The European Commission is finalizing a strategy on cloud computing aimed at promoting the use of off-site data storage in a bid to cut information technology costs and create new jobs, according to a draft paper seen by EurActiv.

In a comprehensive communication, Brussels is planning to address several aspects of the cloud computing regulatory framework to encourage its use by companies and public administrations.

“In particular, cloud computing is raising specific issues related to data protection and data retention, applicable law and liability and consumer protection,” reads an internal note seen by EurActiv.

“The aspects of interoperability, standardization and portability of data and applications will also be addressed. Issues raised in the G8 summit which may include measures against piracy, identity theft and online security will also be considered by the Commission,” adds the note which notes that the document will be on the agenda of the college of commissioners meeting on 25 July.

The Commission will also try to encourage member states to embrace the potential of cloud computing. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: cloudcomputing; datacontrol; eussr; freedomofspeech; globalgovernance; naturalrights; telescreens; totalitarianism
Yup, government-controlled cloud computing where your data is automatically theirs.
1 posted on 07/20/2012 1:46:27 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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And how big of a power grab?
The other two sections of the communication are dedicated to standardization and global governance of the cloud. …
Yes, that big.
2 posted on 07/20/2012 1:48:12 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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In Brussels? Very interesting, Thanks

3 posted on 07/20/2012 1:53:53 AM PDT by easternsky
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Yes, yoo vill be required to store all yoor data on our kompyuters. It is for yoo own good, and necessary for ze European dream!

4 posted on 07/20/2012 11:48:52 AM PDT by cartan
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"We are the Goon Squad and we're coming to town..beep-beep."

5 posted on 07/20/2012 11:50:51 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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