HP will support the European Commission (EC) to coordinate the Coco (confidential and compliant) Cloud project.
The main objective of Coco is to ensure that users can share data in the cloud securely and privately. Coco Cloud will provide a flexible, legally compliant framework for secure data exchange between end users and the cloud.
EC’s latest strategy is to make Europe a single market for cloud computing.
Jakub Boratynski, head of the Trust and Security Unit within DG CONNECT for the European Commission, said: “Coco Cloud will help overcome regulatory and legal issues among EU countries to ensure that sensitive data is carefully controlled and always protected by context-adaptive solutions.”
Led by HP, the Coco Cloud project consortium will deliver a secure, end-to-end solution that bridges data repository and user device—mobile or fixed—with user-defined rules for storing, sharing and accessing data. It also will enable negotiation between cloud service providers and end users to meet their needs in exploiting cloud capabilities.