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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Finland may be small, but it’s not slow.
Jani Moilanen, CEO of Herman IT, talks to dotmagazine about the Finnish cloud production hub, preparedness for the GDPR, and local ICT innovations.
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On 11th December 2017, eco held a public consultation in Brussels on the draft "eco GDPR Domain Industry Playbook". Approximately 100 representatives of registries, registrars, the EU Commission, ICANN, law enforcement agencies, and other stakeholders attended the event either locally (approximately 30 attendees) or by remote participation via the Internet. Continue reading
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 Protection legislation: The fine line between protection and incapacitating society
Andreas Weiss, Director of EuroCloud Deutschland, looks at the ongoing debate on data protection and data security, cloud computing, and the impact of digitalization – and when too much defense hampers success.
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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