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Trusted Cloud Europe Survey Discussion Group


Trusted Cloud Europe has been prepared by the European Cloud Partnership (ECP) Steering Board to propose a set of ideas on how Europe can help public and private organisations use, buy and sell cloud services in a safe and trusted environment. Trusted Cloud Europe has been published on Friday 21 March 2014 and it includes recommendations for the adoption of common cloud computing approaches in the context of a single market.
Current and future users and providers of cloud computing services as well as other interested parties are invited to comment on the ECP's ideas by taking part in a survey.

Responses to this survey will inform the European Commission's future actions int he area of cloud computing.
What can be done to establish Europe as a trusted region for cloud computing? Does "Trusted Cloud Europe" propose the right approach to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing throughout the European economy? Are there any important actions missing?
Share your opinion on Trusted Cloud Europe and discuss with others until Friday 2 May 2014.
Please, focus your comments on Trusted Cloud Europe so that the Commission can include them in its policy considerations.


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Building Consensus

The report states the following: "Consultations and workshops need to target non-legislative regulators, supervisory bodies, professional bodies and trade associations… cloud users, including citizens, SMEs and larger businesses… Member States." What do you think?

Adherence to Best Practices

The report states the following: "The Steering Board furthermore encourages the EU, Member States and cloud industry to seek out opportunities to support adherence to best practices (including both self-declarations of compliance and third party certification), and to promote the use and value of appropriate certification schemes.

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (as users and suppliers)

The report states the following: "Facilitating the cross-border recognition of these best practices.

Data Location Restrictions

The report states the following: "Reduction of data location restrictions: Member State practices and in some instances national laws restrict the possibility of storage and processing of certain data (especially public sector data) outside their territory.

Cloud-Active Procurement Policy

The report states the following: "…consultations and workshops should help citizens, businesses and Member States to build a consensus on their challenges, as dictated by their individual interests and backgrounds, and to seek common solutions, building on best practices in the cloud market.

Procurement Practices

The report states the following: "Alignment of procurement rules and practices: Procurement rules in some Member States can make it difficult to sell cloud solutions to the public sector.