The European Union – United States Cloud Computing Technical Seminar took place within the framework of the EU-U.S. Information Society Dialogue (ISD), a forum for continuing discussion between EU and U.S. government officials on international information and communication technology (ICT) policy issues. The technical seminar was held on 1 July 2011 in Brussels, Belgium and in addition to EU and U.S. government officials, included panel speakers from the private sector and academia.