Women face gender-specific bias in the workplace far more often than men. These are the results of a survey conducted throughout Germany by eco – Association of the Internet Industry in cooperation with the market and opinion research institute Civey*.
eco Association and its affiliated organisations are deeply dismayed by what is currently unfolding in Ukraine. We condemn in the strongest possible terms the war of aggression triggered by Russian President Putin, which is clearly contrary to international law, and the suffering it is inflicting. The industry and politics must now work together without any delay to find ways to combat disinformation and possible cybersecurity incidents.
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eco Association of the Internet Industry welcomes the decision of the Cologne Administrative Court on the German Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG), which, according to the judges, partially violates EU law.
This course will provide an overview of ICANN's technical mission. Beyond the policy development coordination role for the community, ICANN plays a significant role coordinating the technical aspects of the Internet's unique identifier system.
In the view of the telecommunications associations ANGA, bitkom, BREKO, BUGLAS, eco and VATM, the “right to provision of telecommunications services (RaVT)” contained in the new German Telecommunications Act (TKG) should be implemented in such a way that, in particular, non-line connections via satellite, mobile communications or directional radio can be used for nationwide digital participation for all citizens.
Presentation at Mobile World Congress (MWC) on 28 February at 10 a.m., at North Rhine-Westphalia Pavilion in Hall 7, Booth C62 Smart City market boom: eco study forecasts over 17 per cent annual growth Digital technologies and applications make an indispensable contribution to achieving the German climate target...
On 24 February 2022, Dr. Franziska Brantner of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), formally approved the funding for the Car Repair 4.0 consortium. The platform is designed to enable independent car repair shops and SMEs to use AI-based diagnostic procedures to repair and maintain vehicles.
echo Chair of the Board Oliver Süme commented on the German Digital Strategy, which was announced today by Stefan Schnorr, State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Digital Affairs and Transport.
T-Systems International, DAASI International, BigchainDB, Fraunhofer AISEC, ecsec and XLAB are the first to start with GXFS as implementation partners. A series of explainer videos are being released for the general public, and a new blog series about Gaia-X as well as a monthly newsletter keeps interested parties up to date.
The digital transformation has an impact on various aspects of sustainability, meaning that the new German traffic light coalition is closely interlinking the topics of digitalisation and sustainability. The Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany warmly welcomes this development and emphasises just how important the rapid roll-out of renewable energies in Germany is.
On 29 and 30 September 2022, the Internet Security Days (ISD) will take place once again in Phantasialand near Cologne, Germany. eco and heise Events invite IT security experts, security managers and user companies to exchange views on current threats and security strategies at the 12th ISD.
eco congratulates Frank-Walter Steinmeier on his re-election as Federal President. eco Chair, Oliver Süme, hopes that socio-political and economic aspects of the topic of digitalisation will be a noticeable focus during Steinmeier’s second term in office.
Melanie Ludolph is an associate at the Hamburg law firm Fieldfisher and focuses on privacy, security and information. In this interview, she talks about what website operators now expect following the Austrian data protection authority’s decision on the use of Google Analytics, and how companies can obtain practicable, legally secure, and sustainable solutions for international data sharing.
February 2017 witnessed the inception of a special success story, one that has now led us to a fifth birthday celebration. In this interview, Lars Steffen provides more insights about the platform’s development and the initial hurdles that had to be overcome, and gives us a look behind the scenes.
The starting signal has been given for the Car Repair 4.0 (Autowerkstatt 4.0) project. In it, a consortium of partner companies and research institutes is developing a Germany-wide platform for the trustworthy exchange of industry-specific vehicle data. With the help of the platform, car repair shops can use intelligent fault diagnosis systems
The Omicron wave is set to peak: In Germany, the incidence nationwide is higher than ever before. This makes the reliance of society and the economy on high-performance digital infrastructures even more important in the here and now. Such a reliance is the precise factor that the Alliance for the Strengthening of Digital Infrastructures in Germany, founded under the umbrella of the eco Association, is campaigning for in the political and public spheres.
This year, it’s not just the Covid-19 pandemic, but also the threatening climate change which will continue to drive forward digital transformation in the economy and society. “Digitalisation is part of the solution to many challenges,” says eco Chair of the Board Oliver Süme.
With the recently launched public Female Speakers Directory, eco aims to countervail male-dominated expert panels (Manels) and give female digital experts a place on the stages of tech events.
How can the potential of blockchain be harnessed for industry, for example as an independent charging ecosystem for electric cars? Leonard Dorlöchter, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of peaq, talks about this in an interview.
2022 could be a year of new beginnings and change if the new German government makes good on its plans for a strategic reorientation of digital policy, makes up for the digital policy failures of recent years and we all focus even more strongly on the enormous opportunities that digitalisation offers for many of the great challenges of our time.
Smart meters, refrigerators and connected cars - the German Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG) came into force on 1 December 2021. This brings German law into line with European requirements. In an eco Academy webinar, Dr Jens Eckhardt explained why the TTDSG goes far beyond being a new cookie directive.