As a country expert for Denmark, Horten has participated in a comparative law study on cloud computing contracts, ordered by the European Commission and awarded to DLA Piper.

The participation included to provide an overview of Danish legislation and case law that can be relevant for the study.

The study included the following relevant questions:

  • How should cloud computing contracts be specified when the contracts can contain different services? (license on a software, lease of computing resources, etc.).
  • Which results will be achieved with cloud computing contracts?

The results of the study will be used by the European Commission for further developing its European cloud computing action plan, including possible legislative actions such as the drafting of safe and fair cloud computing contract terms and conditions.