eco Ensures Legal Certainty for German Registrars

Three eco member companies obtain Data Retention Waivers from ICANN

Accreditation contracts that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as a company enters into with registrars do not always comply in all points with the legal requirements of the country where the registrar has their headquarters – for example, in the area of Blanket Data Retention, which is not permissible in Germany. Continue reading


Spotify And Friends: Music Industry on the Verge of the Next Revolution

On the occasion of the IFA 2014 in Berlin, eco – Association of the German Internet Industry e. V. forecasts: Streaming services will drive digital downloads out of the market in the next ten years.

Only a few years ago, they took over from the CD, now they themselves are threatened with becoming a niche product: Digital music downloads will be pushed out of the market in the next few years by streaming services. eco – Association of the German Internet Industry e. V. makes this forecast in connection with the IFA 2014. According to Michael Westphal, Leader of the eco Competence Group Streaming Media, the music industry is on the cusp of the next big revolution. “The activation of the Telekom service Musicload in early 2014 is a sign of the clear trend: As a result of the more and more attractive and inexpensive streaming services being offered, people are losing interest in mp3 downloads.” Continue reading


Trust is Good – Security is Better

  • Internet Security Days 2014 on 24 and 25 September in Phantasialand in Bruehl
  • German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy accepts patronage of the event
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Since the revelations by Edward Snowden, at the latest, no company, public office or user can afford to ignore the urgency of the topic Security in the Internet. Up-to-date information from international Security experts, combined with efficient security solutions and abundant opportunities for exchanging information and experience: All this is offered at the Internet Security Days on the 24 – 25 September. Under the patronage of German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the ISD is taking place this year for the fourth time. And entertainment is also taken care of – with the setting in the fun-park Phantasialand, in Bruehl, near Cologne. Continue reading


Risks and Side-Effects in Email Communication

Despite the omni-presence of social media, email is still an essential medium for marketing communication. The legal situation and case-law in Germany and around the world have developed considerably in recent years. In interview, Rosa Hafezi, lawyer in the eco Professional Services Department, gives a quick overview of the most important pre-requisites and potential traps. Continue reading


DE-CIX Spreads From Continent To Continent, and How to Give Your Data Center a Competitive Edge

With their internationalization strategy over the last couple of years, the DE-CIX name has been spreading from continent to continent. As well as the Internet Exchanges in Germany, Dubai and New York, DE-CIX is involved in community projects in several locations around the world, supporting the development of a stable Internet infrastructure in developing nations. So, the question is, where next? Harald Summa and Frank Orlowski talk about where DE-CIX has come from, and where it’s going.

And with increasing power costs and rising temperatures around the world, it’s no longer just the ICT hardware that gives a data center its competitive edge. Whether you’re looking at being environmentally friendly or at reducing your overheads, DCIM can help you manage your ICT and data center facility more efficiently and effectively. Meet Monika Grass, author of the new eco DCIM White Paper – A Market Overview and Guide in Decision-Making, and hear from eco member Ronald Timmermans, from Schleifenbauer in Holland, about how important DCIM is for them.

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