ENISA Report Examines Cloud Computing and Privacy

The European Network and Information Security Agency has released a new report on Cloud Computing. The ENISA report recommends that European officials determine the application of data protection laws to cloud computing services. The report also considers whether personal data may be transferred to countries lacking adequate privacy protection, whether customers should be notified of data breaches, and rules concerning law enforcement access to private data. Earlier this year, EPIC filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, urging the Commission to examine the adequacy of privacy safeguards for cloud computing services. A subsequent letter by computer researchers, addressed to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, raised similar concerns. See EPIC Cloud Computing.


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