Opinion of the European Data Protection Supervisor on the Commission’s
Communication on “Unleashing the potential of Cloud Computing in Europe”
… HAS ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING OPINION:
I.1. Aim of the Opinion
1. In view of the importance of cloud computing in the evolving information society
and of the ongoing policy debate within the EU on cloud computing, the EDPS has
decided to issue this Opinion on his own initiative.
2. This Opinion responds to the Communication of the Commission “Unleashing the
Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe” of 27 September 2012 (hereafter ‘the
Communication)3, which sets forth key actions and policy steps to be taken to speed
up the use of cloud computing services in Europe. The EDPS was consulted
informally before the adoption of the Communication and provided informal
comments. He welcomes that some of his comments have been taken into account
in the Communication.
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