This meeting note covers the Cloud Computing Hearing with Telecommunication and Web Hosting Industry held the 16 November 2011. The hearing maintained a focus on operational best practices, highlighting how technical, legal, and regulatory issues impact all stakeholders, including enterprises of all sizes, public authorities and citizens. The meeting was organized as a hearing, bringing Commission officials together with leading experts from the telecommunication and webhosting industry. The hearing addressed four main topics:
- The regulatory framework for telecommunications and its application to cloud computing
- Liability for hosted content
- Barriers caused by Member State specificities
- Interoperability and development of technical standards.