Data protection

Calls for Action from Public Consultation on Free Flow of Data

Wednesday, 18 May, 2016 - 12:30
The European Commission has published calls for actions on data and cloud based on a public consultation on the European regulatory environment.
The main calls for action are:
1. Address data location restrictions as a barrier to the development of the EU data economy.
2. Tackle legal and technical restrictions to free flow of data.
3. Create a consistent framework for liability in data markets and the Internet of Things.

Privacy worries hamper take-up of cloud storage across Europe

Tuesday, 16 February, 2016 - 14:45
Cloud storage generally refers to remotely hosted, shared and managed storage, normally sold on a subscription basis with usage-based pricing. There are many advantages of cloud storage, such as rejuvenating your organisation, offloading all that troublesome and expensive on-premise hardware, and helping you prepare your staff and applications for Generation Mobile.
But is the adoption of cloud storage a one-size-fits-all across geographic boundaries?

EU Commission and United States agree on new framework for transatlantic data flows: EU-US Privacy Shield

Wednesday, 3 February, 2016 - 12:00

The College of Commissioners approves the political agreement for the new framework to protect the fundamental rights of Europeans where their data is transferred to the United States and ensure legal certainty for businesses.

CloudWATCH Cloud Legal Week for Small Businesses, 16-27 November 2015

The CloudWATCH Cloud Legal Week is taking place 16-27 November 2015, in conjunction with the European SME Week.

If you are a small firm using or planning to use a cloud service, this is your chance to ask legal experts about:

  • Data protection compliance.
  • Cloud contractual obligations.

It's free, easy and quick.

Experts from ICT Legal Consulting will assess the questions for their relevance and publish the answers here on the

What next?

There are two ways you can use to pose your questions: