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EU to regulate cloud and impose sanctions before May 2014.

Europe Security News.- EU Viviane Reding is in favor of new rules. Photo credit DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images

Europe Security News.- EU Viviane Reding is in favor of new rules. Photo credit DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union wants to regulate the cloud even if that makes its use more complicated. The European Commission is also considering imposing sanctions on companies that turn over records to American law enforcement authorities if the move violates European privacy regulations.

While policy-making on cloud computing is proceeding on more than one track in Brussels, the tracks all appear to be heading in the same general direction: a more robust regulatory regime delineating how data is handled and released. Policy makers hope to have a new regulation in place before the European elections next May.READ STORY HERE