January 18, 2011 – A European Union data security agency is advising governments and health care agencies to adopt new data models and risk assessments with their information, as it expects adoption of cloud computing to take off across the continent.

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) outlined deployment guidelines, and risks and benefits of the cloud for E.U. member states with regard to public administration, health care and government infrastructure, in its report, “Security and Resilience in Governmental Clouds.” Findings in the agency’s 146-page report stem in part from discussions with data and security experts at European telecommunications agencies, as well as Google, eBay and the Cloud Security Alliance.

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