The organisation proposes to help firms remain up-to-date with cloud computing operations
Neelie Kroes, the digital agenda commissioner for the European Union has said that the organisation proposes to help firms remain up-to-date with cloud computing operations by releasing rules pertaining to technology for EU nation states.
The guidelines, which are expected to be released by 2012, will address issues such as security and privacy, as well as technology use and data protection.
The set of rules will also help businesses find answers to the common questions they ask while planning a shift to cloud computing as a solution to their technology needs.
Cloud computing, which has become so popular since its introduction, will gain more attention and recognition as a result of the guidelines.
At the World Economic Forum Ms Kroes said: "In theory it is quite clear how the cloud computing revolution could unfold, but there are a number of questions that need to be answered to make it happen in practice. These concern legal, technical and commercial issues.
"This is a complex situation and nobody is likely to have all the answers. And cloud computing, in some form, will happen anyway. But the EU has a role to play: we can help make it happen smoother and faster."
Copyright Press Association 2011