The European Union is set to introduce a set of cloud computing guidelines that will address data protection, privacy regulations and common approaches to cloud deployment, Computerworld reports. At the World Economic Forum in Davos yesterday, European Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes said the EU can help the transition to the cloud run "smoother and faster," and should take care that data protection achievements do not clash with the cloud. The three areas the EU should get involved in are the cloud's legal framework around data protection and privacy, technical and commercial fundamentals and supporting pilot projects towards cloud deployment, the report states. A document containing plans for such action should be released by 2012, Kroes said.
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