To this question many tried to answer, but maybe we’re a bit closer after yesterday discussion organized by the Open Forum Europe named ”‘Can we determine and restrict the location of our data in the Cloud, and when do we need to?”.
The main topic of this discussion was centered on data protection at service providers based in the US. In the forum there was presented this study, which claims that the European concerns about the Patriot Act and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) are exaggerated.
Well, I wouldn’t be so sure about that, because on the other hand, independent privacy advocates, represented here by Caspar Bowden here, warn that most of the safeguards apply on US citizens only, so the data from EU citizens are not really protected.
Probably that’s the reason, why many European companies hesitate to use cloud services outside of their home country. Will we see a positive change in legislature and gain of trust any soon?
This week Amelia is in Strasbourg for the monthly plenary session. As usually, Strasbourg weeks are intense and full of meetings. Late in the week, Amelia will travel to Stockholm for the Stockholm Internet Forum. You can see her schedule below:
15:00 – 16:00 Meeting with the .kids foundation
16:00 – 18:00 Green Group Meeting
10:00 – 11:00 Meeting with Nelly Kroes on Trans-European telecommunications networks
16:00 – 18:00 Internet Core Group Meeting
16:00 – 16:30 Meeting with Ms Pilar del Castillo Vera on eID
17:00 – 18:00 Meeting with the European Commission with a specific focus on delegated and implemented acts in the proposal for eIDAS Regulation.
19:00 – 21:00 Green Group Meeting
09:00 – 09:30 Meeting with the Danish Composers collective
09:30 – 11:30 First meeting of the new Green Working Group on the TTIP
Flight to Stockholm for the Stockholm Internet Forum
Whole day at the Stockholm Internet Forum