Finally, the Commission said that determining applicable law for issues related to data security and responsibility could be difficult in certain cases, for example in a situation where there is a non-E.U. user of a non-E.U. provider operating equipment in the E.U. The Commission strategy document said that it would get advice on data protection issues from the Article 29 Working Party -- an independent group made up of the data protection commissioners from the 27 member E.U. nations.
According to a 2011 Commission survey, 80 percent of organizations could reduce costs by 10 percent to 20 percent by taking advantage of cloud computing.