BSA & Galexia Global Coud Computing Scorecard (2016) - Galexia Analytics Release

2016 Rank 11. Spain - Score: 76.25 | Change from 2013 Score: +2.55 - Rank: same

Spain has comprehensive privacy legislation, although it relies heavily on a data registration process that could act as a barrier for cloud computing services.

Spain has up-to-date cybercrime legislation and has ratified the Convention on Cybercrime. Spain also has comprehensive electronic commerce and electronic signature legislation, and Internet service providers (ISPs) are free from any Internet filtering or censorship.

Some minor gaps exist in intellectual property protection, especially regarding ISP liability.

Spain is a very active participant in international forums and supports international standards development and interoperability.

Spain recorded significant gains in information technology (IT) infrastructure in 2015 (the fifth-biggest mover out of the 24 countries in the study). In the Digital Agenda for Spain, released in 2013, Spain reaffirmed its commitment to achieve the European Commission set targets for all households to have download speeds of at least 30 megabits per second (Mbps) by 2020, and 50% of households at 100 Mbps by 2025. 

Spain’s overall scores remained fairly steady. The country’s rank has not changed since 2013, and it is still placed 11th in the 2015 rankings.

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