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Cloud Accountability: The Likely Impact of the Proposed EU Data Protection Regulation

61 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2014 Last revised: 26 May 2014

W. Kuan Hon

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Eleni Kosta

Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT); Tilburg Law School

Christopher Millard

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies; Oxford Internet Institute

Dimitra Stefanatou

Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT)

Abstract

This Working Paper considers the implications for cloud accountability of current proposals under the draft General Data Protection Regulation to modernise the EU Data Protection Directive. It makes recommendations aimed at improving the technology-neutrality of the proposals and their appropriateness for cloud computing, with a view to ensuring that the proposals will maintain or enhance protection of personal data for data subjects while not unduly deterring cloud computing.

It is based on documents publicly available as at 14 February 2014, and analyses and compares the European Commission's January 2012 draft, the LIBE Committee's November 2013 draft (since approved unamended by the full European Parliament in March 2014), and the first full draft of the Council published in December 2013.

Keywords: cloud computing, data protection, data protection regulation, accountability, cloud accountability, EU, law reform, privacy

JEL Classification: K2, K20

Suggested Citation

Hon, W. Kuan and Kosta, Eleni and Millard, Christopher and Stefanatou, Dimitra, Cloud Accountability: The Likely Impact of the Proposed EU Data Protection Regulation. Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 172/2014; Tilburg Law School Research Paper No. 07/2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2405971 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2405971

W. Kuan Hon (Contact Author)

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies ( email )

67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3JB
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/people/academic/hon.html

Eleni Kosta

Tilburg Law School

Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) ( email )

P.O.Box 90153
Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221
Tilburg, 5037
Netherlands

Christopher Millard

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law - Centre for Commercial Law Studies ( email )

67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, EC2A 3JB
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/staff/millard.html

Oxford Internet Institute

1 St Giles
Oxford, OX1 3JS
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/

Dimitra Stefanatou

Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) ( email )

Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221
5037

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