Missing Links in the Proposed EU Data Protection Regulation and Cloud Computing Scenarios: A Brief Overview Nwankwo Iheanyi Samuel Applying location-focused data protection law within the context of a location-agnostic cloud computing framework is fraught with difficulties. While the Proposed EU Data Protection Regulation has introduced a lot of changes to the current data protection framework, the complexities of data processing in the cloud involve various layers and intermediaries of actors that have not been properly addressed. This leaves some gaps in the regulation when analyzed in cloud scenarios. This paper gives a brief overview of the relevant provisions of the regulation that will have an impact on cloud transactions and addresses the missing links. It is hoped that these loopholes will be reconsidered before the final version of the law is passed in order to avoid unintended consequences. 340 periodical academic journal JIPITEC 5 1 2014 32 38 2190-3387 urn:nbn:de:0009-29-39052 http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0009-29-39052 nwankwo2014