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EU Cloud Standardisation Guidelines

In November 2012, we wrote an Alert about the European Commission’s Communication on Cloud Computing intended, it said, to “... unleash the potential of cloud computing in Europe”. Sceptics were doubtful that the cloud...more

EU: European Commission launches cloud SLA standardisation guidelines

DLA Piper has played a key role in the launch of guidelines issued by the European Commission intended to help businesses save money and get the most out of cloud computing services. The guidelines aim to ensure contracts...more

Spotlight On Belgium: Trends in the Legal Landscape - Issue 2, 2013

We are delighted to present you the second edition of Spotlight on Belgium, DLA Piper Belgium’s quarterly newsletter which aims to inform you about current legal developments that could affect your business. As the...more

Cloud Computing: Plan For Storms

Originally Published in Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Magazine - Winter 2012. The Promise and the Challenge. Organizations are able to leverage reliable internet connectivity to access quickly scalable...more

EU Proposed Directive on Network and Information Security

On 7 February, the European Commission (EC) published an EU Cyber Security Strategy encompassing a proposed Directive on Network and Information Security (NIS Directive). The aim of the Strategy and NIS Directive is to...more

US Tech Companies May Soon be Required to Report Security Breaches to the EU

U.S. based tech companies that store data on the Internet may soon be required to report the loss or theft of personal information to the E.U. or face sanctions and fines according to legislation being proposed by the...more

The EU's Cloud Computing Initiative

The European Commission, in its communication titled "Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe," recently announced a new strategy for cloud computing in the EU. According to the statement released by the EC, the...more

A Break in the Clouds - What's Trending in Cloud Computing?

I recently attended the UK Society for Computers and Law's Annual Conference where Cloud Computing was one of the 'IT Law Hot Topics' under discussion. The others, in case you are interested, were Big Data, Apps and Mobile...more

Europe Offers Incentives to Cloud Computing Growth

The European Commission has issued a Communication setting out a road map for the future growth of cloud computing in Europe. The Communication is a strange mix: in parts, an extended advert for the benefits of a digital...more

French Clouds: Where Does Cloud Computing Stand In France?

Concurrent with the European Commission’s recent release of a new strategy to “unleash the potential of cloud computing in Europe,” the French Data Protection Agency (CNIL) issued 7 recommendations to assist companies to...more

The new European Cloud Partnership and UK ICO Guidance on Personal Data and Cloud Computing

EC Cloud Partnership - The European Commission recently announced a €10 million campaign aimed at establishing standards and voluntary certification programs to make cloud computing services better aligned with...more

Privacy Conscious Europe is Leading the Cloud Computing Charge

Lookout Canada and the U.S.: European regulators are working to give Europe a head-start as a safe jurisdiction for cloud computing. European Commission Supports Cloud Computing - The European Commission has...more

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