The European Commission has today set up an expert group to work on safe and fair terms for cloud computing contracts, on the basis of an optional instrument. The objective is to identify best practices for addressing the concerns of consumers and small companies, who often seem reluctant to purchase cloud computing services because contracts are unclear. The Expert Group is part of the Commission’s push to enhance trust in cloud computing services and unlock their potential for boosting economic productivity in Europe. It is one of the key actions under the Commission’s Cloud Computing Strategy, which was adopted last year and is meant to tackle cloud-related issues that go beyond the Common European Sales Law currently under negotiation. Here to read more.