EC Digital Commissioner Calls For Better Cloud Computing Security

The European Commission has declared that more work needs to be put into making cloud computing more secure.

According to V3, the Commissioner for Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, said that storing sensitive personal information on the cloud is equivocal to a leap of faith and that regulators and member states must make sure that European citizens get rewarded for their trust.

Kroes commented: “Cloud computing is more than a technical challenge. By putting our personal data on remote servers we risk losing control over that data. The protection of personal data is a fundamental right in the EU, and this demands several actions.”

Kroes also added that a strong and stringent cloud was not required, however, rules need to be put in place to make sure that companies follow set guidelines in order to a develop cloud-friendly environment.

"A cloud without clear and strong data protection is not the sort of cloud we need. Having clear and cloud-friendly rules can help IT companies know exactly what is allowed and what is not," she said.