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Digital Single Market for cloud in Europe is crucial, says EC

Computer Weekly - Europe is moving towards a Digital Single Market for cloud to help promote the uptake of cloud computing in the region and to reduce its complexities.

The EU Digital Single Market is a regulatory framework that will help the region remove national barriers to online transactions. It builds on the concept of the common market, intended to eliminate trade barriers between member states.

“Cloud, by nature, is a cross-border technology,” Francisco Medeiros, deputy head of unit for cloud computing at the European Commission, told Computer Weekly.

“Having a Digital Single Market for cloud computing in Europe is extremely important to give cloud users the assurance about security and data protection,” said Medeiros, speaking at Enterprise Cloud Forum on the first day of the annual Datacentres Europe 2014 event.