This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue.

The Article 29 Working Party, which is made up of each of the EU member states’ national data protection authorities, issued an Opinion on cloud computing earlier this month. The Working Party acknowledges that for certain businesses, cloud computing has been an important technological revolution and a key area of development for their technology and computing strategy. The Working Party supports the development of cloud computing and its ability to generate economic benefits to businesses and organisations, given the wide range of cloud services on offer and business demand. The Working Party supports the idea of a European Cloud Partnership strategy in favour of public sector procurement of cloud services, so long as special precautions are taken, especially if it simulates development of the European cloud market.

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