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Blockchain and Data Protection Law: When Anonymous Data Becomes Personal

Personally Identifiable Information, Blockchain, and Privacy: How anonymous is anonymized data?

Data processing on a blockchain is widely perceived to be completely anonymous and therefore “immune” to data protection laws – which are applicable only for processing of personal data. However, this perceived immunity is not at all absolute – rather, data processing on a blockchain may fall under data protection laws. Lawyers Natalie Eichler and Thorsten Jansen demonstrate some current and future applications of blockchain technology where data protection laws may in fact apply.

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Designation of an EU Data Protection Representative

The EU General Data Protection Regulation for non-EU Companies

For companies engaged in large-scale monitoring or dealing with sensitive personal data in Europe, getting to grips with the forthcoming GDPR will be on the top of their list of New Year's resolutions. Clarissa Benner, Attorney and Data Protection Specialist at eco, shares information on what supports are available to help companies make the necessary adaptations.

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Data Center: The Colocation Branch in Transition

The Changing Data Center Landscape in Germany – an Outlook and Overview

The German data center industry is currently experiencing a growth rate of around 10%. Relative to other German industrial sectors, this represents quite robust growth – but in international comparison, this growth-rate in data center technology merely places Germany in the midfield. Continue reading