The Commission carried out a web-based public consultation on data and cloud computing, as part of the wider consultation on platforms from 24 September 2015 to 6 January 2016. This report addresses the outcome of the consultation on the data and cloud section. The objective of this section of the consultation was to seek views and collect EU citizens' and businesses' needs and expectations on the European Cloud initiative and the forthcoming European Free Flow of Data initiative under the Digital Single Market Strategy.