We are seeking potential winners for our eco Award 2020 special prize, "Internet with Responsibility," which we are offering on the occasion of our anniversary "25 years eco - 25 years Internet with Responsibility". We are on the look-out for companies in the Internet industry that stand out for their exceptional solidarity and sense of responsibility in times of the Corona crisis.
As of now, we would be happy to receive suggestions for possible award winners at email@example.com.
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The coronavirus crisis is having concrete effects on the employment relationship. What employers now need to know is explained by the law firm Fieldfisher in two papers, one on "Short-time Work - All You Need to Know Now" (available now for eco members) and a second on "Q&A Employment Law and Corona" (to be made available shortly to eco members).
When the EU passed the E-Commerce Directive (ECD) 20 years ago it built a solid ground for the years to come and it found long lasting balance between regulation and entrepreneurial freedoms. But are there maybe also good reasons to taking a closer look at the ECD? A number of prestigious speakers will come together to explore this question on Tuesday, 16 June at 6.30 p.m. CEST.
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With the data volume growing exponentially in these times, network operators in Germany find themselves at a distinct competitive disadvantage, with electricity costs being four times higher than in other European countries. The Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany therefore calls for the EEG levy for data centers to now be lifted.
Around a third of the German workforce (32.6 percent) say that, in the near future, they will increasingly use videoconferencing communicate with customers and colleagues. Over 20 percent want to use more tools for online project work in teams. Around 10 percent are increasingly opting for digital training and education.
“Remote work is easier than you think, you just need up-to-date technology and the courage to adapt,” says Detlev Artelt, eco topic expert for remote working and author and editor of numerous publications on the topic. Artelt suggests five simple steps to provide practical assistance to SMEs looking at introducing remote work in light of COVID-19.
In a recent online netTALK hosted by eco, Thomas Jarzombek, German Commissioner for the Digital Economy & Start-ups, spoke of how the coronavirus is triggering a “fresh start for digitalization,” and explained why it is particularly important to achieve digital self-determination in times of crisis.
Beyond, of course, the health consequences and the impact on public life, the worldwide spread of COVID-19 means that many people are now staying put at home. This also has an impact on Internet use: With 9.1 Terabit data per second, the Frankfurt Internet exchange DE-CIX set a new world record on 10 March.
Cyber criminals are on a roll at the moment, with many successful phishing attacks being launched via corona-related domains. These criminals are putting companies and health care facilities at risk. The eco Association and the eco member SoSafe offer organizations tips on how to protect themselves against such attacks.