The C-SIG was established by the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Software and Services, Cloud Unit, with representatives from major European and multinational companies and organizations with significant involvement in cloud computing, for the purpose of providing independent validation and advice on proposals.
The Communication "Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe" (2012) identified key actions to be supported by Cloud Select industry Groups:
- Cloud Select Industry Group on Code of Conduct: the European Commission has been working with industry to finalise a code of conduct for cloud computing providers. The code of conduct supports a uniform application of data protection rules by cloud service providers.
- Cloud Select Industry Group on Service Level Agreements: the goal of this subgroup is to work towards the development of standardisation guidelines.
- Cloud Select Industry Group on Certification Schemes: the Digital Single Market Strategy 2015 committed the European Commission to delivering a European Cloud Initiative, including certification.
Cloud Select Industry Group Plenary Meetings
The meetings are open to all organisations, groups and individuals. To allow fruitful discussions, the Commission reserves the right to limit the number of participants depending on the topics to be discussed.