CISPE would like to express its support for adopting such regulation which is very important for a truly integrated Digital Single Market. Removing restrictions to the flow of data across EU borders will greatly support spreading the benefits of the cloud to the European economy. In order to achieve that, it is necessary to adopt in parallel a harmonised level of data security across the EU.
CISPE also welcomes the measured approach in addressing data portability in the cloud and the encouragement in developing self-regulatory Union Codes of conduct, an area where CISPE has experience in1. When looking at the specificities of cloud computing, it is clear that customers embracing the cloud today are enjoying much more freedom and flexibility when choosing their underlying technology components than in the traditional IT environment and that the potential for “lock-in” is now significantly lower than it used. However, the envisaged dispositions do not seem to be operational in their current wording which lacks clarity.
Read the full response to the public consultation here.