The European Commission today presented a concrete proposal on how law enforcement authorities could in future gain cross-border access to electronic evidence (“e-evidence”). According to the proposal, requests should as a rule be answered within 10 days, and in an emergency situation within six hours.
Reliable high-speed interconnection is a crucial component of IoT platforms
Donald Badoux, Managing Director of Equinix Germany, on how the right IoT Infrastructure can help companies fully monetize previously unavailable or inaccessible enterprise- and machine-generated data in the industrial Internet of Things.
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Why have previous ambient assisted living systems failed? The answer is quite simple – they didn’t have the right business model!
IoT offers great potential to transform society for the better, but where do you start? Bettina Horster from VIVAI Software illustrates the steps taken to develop a new IoT-supported solution for aged care.
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As a technical platform for digital innovations, blockchain is a term currently on everyone's lips – given that, as a cross-sectional technology, it enables transparent and tamper-proof transactions. The application possibilities appear to be practically unlimited. In interview, Stephan Zimprich, eco Director for Blockchain, explains the advantages of the technology and describes some scenarios that have already been tried-and-tested.
With the entry into force of the so-called “CLOUD Act”, in future, international companies with head offices in the United States could be obliged by local laws to disclose data. “The extent to which the law is compatible with the European General Data Protection Regulation must now be clarified”, demands Oliver Süme, Chair of the Board at eco.
As negotiations proceed towards the ultimate separation of the United Kingdom from the EU, the European Commission has come to a decision on European domain names: British businesses that are not also established in the EU and private individuals living in the UK will no longer fulfill the legal requirements to have a .eu URL.
Backups rescue data, but are still far from being established as common practice in Germany. Every day, companies lose important data and individuals lose priceless memories such as family photos, videos, and emails. “Backups are not only ‘nice to have’, but are a necessity in our digitalized world of life and work,” says Markus Schaffrin, Head of Members Services and security expert at eco Association of the Internet Industry.
The ICANN61 Community Forum took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from 10th to 15th of March, with an attendance of 1919 registered participants. As could be expected, the agenda of the first meeting in 2018 covered a wide range of topics, such as the discussion about geographical names and the cuts in the ICANN budget.
The EU Commission wants to introduce a new tax for digital companies, and has announced new legislative proposals to this effect. EU Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said today that the favored option would be an EU-wide regulation that would authorize Member States to tax companies without headquarters or production in their countries.
At the turn of the year, Michael Frenzel took over at eco as Head of Corporate Communications. Prior to coming to eco, he developed the PR and corporate communications at 1&1 before becoming Head of PR and Chief Editor for the World Hosting Days and, most recently, acted as Head of Communications at Mediakraft Networks....
Which social media channels do German users trust? Find out more about social media usage & marketing in Germany. Social media in Germany may not be as regularly tapped into as in other markets. Therefore, companies should know their platforms and their target audiences and, most importantly, know how to address them.
The landscape of top level domains is changing all the time. So, how do you select a TLD that is relevant to you? And what opportunities are offered by brand TLDs? How valuable is a domain name to a brand? Very, says Martin Kuechenthal, CEO of LEMARIT – companies need to establish, monitor, and protect their brand names, through domain names, in cyber space.
How exactly can companies benefit from dotBrands – and perhaps even from their own top-level domain? Not only do dotBrands have a complete universe of Internet addresses open to them; they can also innovate new business models, expand their distribution channels, and align their online marketing activities. Katrin Ohlmer from DOTZON explains.
At the annual CSA Summit, the international email marketing industry meets to exchange current insights and experiences and discuss future innovations. This year, a special venue has been hand-picked in Frankfurt. In interview, Director of the CSA Julia Janssen-Holldiek reveals how this came about and what awaits visitors...
The idea of launching a digital brand might initially seem intimidating: luckily, help is at hand in the form of good practice tips.
Companies often forget crucial steps in developing a brand in the digital environment. Marie Le Maitre from CSC explains to dotmagazine how to build a branding strategy that incorporates the potential of digital tools.
On 7th March, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg spoke out with a recommendation on the role and responsibility of Internet providers. With this recommendation, the Council of Europe emphasizes that its 47 Member States should pledge themselves to the pursuit of freedom of expression and information,...
For many companies, branding in digital space is still uncharted territory. To navigate it, it helps to adopt a step-by-step approach.
Branding is about more than just using a name, displaying a logo, or quoting a slogan, as Lucie Poisson explains. It may even help you to redefine your overall strategy.