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Peter Fleischer and Billy Hawkes on Regulating for the Cloud: Updating the EU Data Protection Framework for Cloud Computing

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Saju says: 03 Jan 2011 17:01

Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared servers provide resources, software, and data to computers and other devices on demand, as with the electricity grid. Cloud computing is a natural evolution of the widespread adoption of virtualization, service-oriented architecture and utility computing. Details are abstracted from consumers, who no longer have need for expertise in, or control over, the technology infrastructure "in the cloud" that supports them. Cloud computing describes a new supplement, consumption, and delivery model for IT services based on the Internet, and it typically involves over-the-Internet provision of dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources. It is a byproduct and consequence of the ease-of-access to remote computing sites provided by the Internet. This frequently takes the form of web-based tools or applications that users can access and use through a web browser as if it were a program installed locally on their own computer.

Hitesh Pursani says: 27 Dec 2010 9:07

Hi, I am Hitesh Pursani. I have been working on Cloud from Past 1 year and 2 Months. The Term Cloud Computing seems to be very Complicated Some Times. Because, a lot of people asked me this same question. Which, you all have asked in the below comments. The Term Cloud Computing has multiple meanings. In which one of the meaning is computing on someone else's resources. Now you all will say it's not that easy to understand. Let's consider that you use Java for your problems which is Designed by Sun Systems. Now when you use Java you just use it for your own purposes, rather than worrying about how String class work or how it is written you just use it by typing the Syntax. In the same manner when you use cloud you don't need to worry about where is my server located? How will I handle the Load? And so on and so forth... You just need to worry about your application and its use. Rest of the things would be taken care by the Vendor. Cloud Computing have three Layers - 1. IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) 2. PaaS (Platform as a Service) 3. SaaS (Software as a Service) These are basic three layers where the concept cloud is used. I Hope I did cleared basic doubts. For more doubts you can try searching for all these...

Paul Browne says: 29 Jul 2010 21:25

Congrats on the IIEA for putting together a good, concise event. My notes (if you prefer text to video) will be online soon on Enterprise Ireland's software blog at http://bestconnected.enterprise-ireland.com/peter-fleischer-google-at-the-iiea-cloud-can-be-good-for-privacy

John F says: 29 Jul 2010 15:11

I also thought that Billy Hawkes was focused more on the question of whether or not data protection as a right was protected. What I would like the government to focus on, outside of the rights issue, is competitiveness and how best we can work together with companies like google to maximise impact.

John F says: 29 Jul 2010 15:10

I thought that contrast between a private company and a regulatory made this a great event.

Johnny says: 26 Jul 2010 14:43

Just tweeted this - it's a killer to miss this event.

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About this Event

28 Jul 2010 @ 12:45

Updating the EU Data Protection Framework for Cloud Computing

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About the Speech:
This event focused on the regulatory issues on the topic of Cloud Computing, in terms of the EU Data Protection Framework. The topic is of particular interest from both a business and a policy perspective in terms of the ongoing debate on the Smart Economy, and the possible regulatory changes required in order to maximise the potential of Cloud Computing.
About the Speakers:
Peter Fleischer is Google's Global Chief Privacy Counsel. Mr. Fleischer has over 10 years' experience in the field of data protection, and previously worked as Director of Regulatory Affairs and Privacy Lead for Microsoft.
Billy Hawkes was appointed by the Government as Data Protection Commissioner in July 2005 for a five-year term.  Prior to his appointment, he worked  in various government departments, including the Departments of Finance, Enterprise, Trade & Employment and Foreign Affairs.


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