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Leading Internet Associations Strengthen Cooperation

eco - Association of the Internet Industry e.V. - Europe’s largest Association serving the interests of the Internet Industry, with more than 1,000 members from more than 60 countries - and the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition), a rapidly growing association with 100+ of the largest and most influential members in the Internet infrastructure industry, plan to intensify their longstanding co-operation. Continue reading 2017: political.ARENA powered by eco

28 March 2017 – Booth S18, 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM

Face 2 Face with the Experts – Get first hand information on the Industry´s hot topics Privacy Shield, Critical Infrastructures and Data Retention.

Meet Internet Policy Makers and Data Protection Experts at the political.ARENA powered by eco. Continue reading

Avalanche Botnet Continues to Make Online Banking Unsafe

• Banking Trojans are still installed on thousands of computers in Germany
• Many users ignore warnings of their Internet providers
• Numerous Android smartphones are still affected

Many PCs and smartphones in Germany are still infected with malicious software which was distributed through the Avalanche botnet. “Most users are still ignoring the warning instructions of their Internet providers to check their end-user devices,” says Peter Meyer, Botfrei Project Manager, a service of eco - Association of the Internet Industry. “In particular, the banking Trojan which has infected hundred thousand PCs in Germany thanks to the Avalanche botnet remains a serious threat.” The malicious programs provide cybercriminals with full access to banking accounts, which enable them to carry out money transfers. Continue reading 2017: Transatlantic Business At Stake – Will Europe Draw Its Trumps?

28 March 2017 – Cinema 4D (.NET Arena), 10:05 AM

Since October 2015, the EU-US Safe Harbour protections are gone. This has changed the transatlantic transfer of personal identifiable information. In July 2016 the EU Commission adopted “Privacy Shield” as a valid possibility for legal data transfer. But “Privacy Shield” is under attack – unfettered access of law enforcement and intelligence to personal data of European Citizens are still a daily occurrence.

As if that weren’t enough, with protectionism being on the rise, transatlantic business is facing a lot of risks. How will the political sector respond to the challenges of the new U.S. administration? Continue reading