jeudi 26 mai 2016 10:52
ROSSIDES Giorgos (CAB-AVRAMOPOULOS)
Meeting with Microsoft on 25 May
As requested, here is a summary of the meeting with Microsoft yesterday.
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Microsoft explained that they see data-sharing among governments as key to managing migration issues.
They believe that reluctance to share data is policy-driven rather than technology based. They have
secure solutions available that are system-independent. Cloud computing offers large capacities for
analysing big data. They recognise that governments will want to retain some data on their own
DS acknowledged the importance of cloud computing. GR referred to the importance of inter-operability
of systems as referred to in the recent communication. DS added that data must be secure.
Microsoft said that their systems are highly secure. They have audit results and US government
certification to prove it. They have a major programme of data centre construction underway. They aim
to have data centres in "big" countries because such countries want cloud computing to be done in their
jurisdictions. Smaller countries are more flexible.
GR asked about the scope for sharing biometric data. Microsoft said that they would "love" to discuss
Microsoft then explained about their so-called awareness solutions for smart cities. Essentially this
involves fusing various data streams (car recognition, facial recognition
) and using them to drive
predictive systems. Microsoft is selling such systems in London, NY, Washington DC and Singapore.
GR thanks Microsoft for their support on the Internet Forum and outlines the next steps.
Meeting ends. No specific fol ow-up required.