eWeek reports on a new initiative by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) to promote cloud security and standards for data protection. The CSA has launched the Privacy Level Agreement (PLA) Working Group in the EU and has partnered with the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute. Comprised of privacy experts and officers and regulatory representatives, the PLA Working Group will create compliance baselines for data protection legislation and publish best practices. One expert said, “The goal of this working group is to create a structure for privacy disclosures that will provide both cloud providers and their customers with an objective and comparable way by which to communicate their personal data handling practices.”
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