The Commission’s proposed general data protection regulation is currently undergoing its first reading in the Parliament. Among other elements, the proposal includes provisions that will govern data transfer – the flow of data within the EU, and to and from third countries. This is a critical dimension of the data protection discussion.
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Being able to move data across borders safely and effectively is a precondition for the successful uptake of cloud computing in Europe, and for the realization of the economic benefits and innovative services that cloud computing is expected to bring.
As Commissioner Neelie Kroes has said in connection with the recent creation of the European Cloud Partnership, “Europe has to become not only Cloud-friendly but Cloud-active”. The proposed regulation needs to facilitate the safe, effective transfer of data internally within the Union, and to and from third countries, and to encourage industry players to compete to offer users better and more innovative data protection technologies.
As the Parliament prepares to propose amendments to the Commission’s text, this roundtable will bring together experts from academia, industry and local government to outline their views on what provisions are needed to “future proof” the EU legislative framework.
For more information on this event by the Ludwig von Mises Institute Europe and to register, click here.