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You can view the list of full text QMUL Cloud Legal Project papers, and their download links, on our Research pages.

Other Cloud Legal Project links of interest:


Article 29 Data Protection Working Party Opinion 05/2012 on Cloud Computing, adopted July 1st 2012

European Commission's cloud computing developments page, including notes of Dec 2011 hearings with telecommunications/web hosting industry, SMEs and "user industries".

European Commission's Cloud Computing: Public Consultation Report, 5 Dec 2011, and Industry Recommendations to Vice President Neelie Kroes on the Orientation of a European Cloud Computing Strategy, Nov 2011 (Annexes; Commission press release 14 Dec 2011), following the European Commission's consultation on cloud computing, 16 May 2011.

Some relevant EU regulations / regulators' or legislators' views etc
- in reverse chronological order

Spain: AEPD consults on cloud computing - press release, 28 Dec 2011; consultation (closes 27 Jan 2012)

France: CNIL consults on cloud computing - press release, 17 Oct 2011 with link to the consultation document

Sweden: Datainspektionen (all documents in Swedish) - 

European Data Protection Supervisor: Data protection and security - the EU approach, Giovanni Buttarelli, Sept 2011

Germany: Entschließung der 82. Konferenz der Datenschutzbeauftragten des Bundes und der Länder, Datenschutzkonforme Gestaltung und Nutzung von Cloud-Computing, 28/29 Sept 2011 and Orientierungshilfe – Cloud Computing der Arbeitskreise Technik und Medien der Konferenz der Datenschutzbeauftragten des Bundes und der Länder Version 1.0 Stand 26.09.2011 (guidance on cloud computing and data protection law)

Netherlands: Public procurement in ICT services - question to European Parliament by Sophia in 't Veld regarding Dutch minister's statement on US Patriot Act, 27 Sept 2011

France: CNIL facilitates the use of outsourcing services performed in France on behalf of non-European companies, press release 15 Mar 2011 (which links to the full text of the exemption, in French)

Denmark: Datatilsynet (Danish Data Protection Agency), Processing of sensitive personal data in a cloud solution (on use of Google Apps), 3 Feb 2011

Germany: Dr Thilo Weichert (Schleswig-Holstein), Cloud Computing & Data Privacy, English translation Feb 2011

UK: Information Commissioner's Office, Personal Information Online Code of Practice, Jul 2010

        Summary of Key Points from ICO Cloud Event 27 Feb. 2012

Germany: Decision by the supreme supervisory authorities for data protection in the nonpublic sector on 28/29 Apr 2010 in Hannover [revised version of 23 Aug 2010], Examination of the data importer’s self-certification according to the Safe-Harbor-Agreement by the company exporting data

European Data Protection Supervisor: Data Protection and Cloud Computing under EU Law, Peter Hustinx, Apr 2010

Norway: The Norwegian Data Protection Authority has reviewed the use of cloud computing services at the municipalities of Narvik and Moss. The conclusion is that the Data Protection Authority will allow use of the services. For further information see here.


Other Selected Papers (in reverse chronological order under each sub-heading; not comprehensive)

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