The Hague Forum for Cloud Contracting goes virtual…

The event, initially planned for 18 March, had to be postponed because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are pleased to inform you that we will organise a virtual meeting of the Hague Forum on 2 July 2020 between 09h30-13h00 The updated agenda will include high-level presentations from the European Data Protection Supervisor, the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security and the European Commission represented by DG CONNECT and DG DIGIT. The updated agenda will be circulated soon.

We would appreciate if you could confirm your interest to participate at the virtual edition by registering.

Please note that most likely we will be using the Cisco Webex platform for the meeting. Technical details, the meeting ID and the password to join will follow in due time, the data protection notice will be updated as soon as the platform is confirmed.

The Hague Forum on Cloud Contracting is postponed

We are sad to announce that due to the current public health situation, we decided to postpone the second meeting of the Hague Forum for Cloud Contracting.

We plan to hold the second meeting of the Hague Forum at a later stage, tentatively in the second half of June. As soon as we have a date, we will post it on this site.

Looking forward to seeing you in summer.

The Hague Forum for Cloud Contracting meets on March 18, 2020

The European Data Protection Supervisor, in co-operation with the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security (Strategic Vendor Management Microsoft) and the European Commission organizes the next meeting of the Forum on March 18, 2020 in Brussels, Belgium

The aim of the forum is to discuss both how to keep control over IT services and products offerend by big IT service providers and how contractual practice can be modified to meet this need.

You can download the invitation for the forum.

European institutions gather to keep control over data processing when in the cloud.

Over a hundred representatives of  public institutions from all over Europe gathered in The Hague on August 29  for the first European Software and Cloud Suppliers Customers Council to discuss plans to keep control over their digital infrastructures from hyperscale cloud providers like Amazon, Google and Microsoft. The aim of the Council is to collectively create standard terms and conditions that need to be accepted by the hyperscale providers in collaborative procurements of cloud and software services.

You can download an article about this meeting.