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Blockchain Masters 2018 – Call for Papers

Blockchain Masters 2018 – the Internet industry’s business and innovation conference on the blockchain trends of today and tomorrow

On 15 February 2018, eco – Association of the Internet Industry and Heise Medien are organizing the Blockchain Masters 2018 in Hamburg. Blockchain experts, IT specialists and business decision-makers are meeting to inform themselves and exchange knowledge about current trends, new strategies, and their experiences, in the extensive specialist conference program.

Call for Papers

Specialists have until 31 September 2017 to submit their ideas for a presentation or a workshop.

The Blockchain Masters will present innovative concepts, projects and ideas – above and beyond the financial and insurance sectors – that support companies in mastering new challenges.

Specialists in the areas of Processes & Logistics, Regulation, Compliance & Society, Blockchain Infrastructure and Innovation & Revolution are invited to submit proposals for a presentation or workshop. Read more

When National Law Enters International Space

More and more countries are searching for ways to make their own national laws effective in borderless cyberspace. Alexandra Koch-Skiba, Head of the eco Complaints Office, on a new German "NetzDG" law that will affect platform providers worldwide.

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eco invites members to a free webinar on the NetzDG law on 20 September:

"Law Enforcement in Social Networks – Impact of New German Law on Platform Providers"

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Call from the Association of the Internet Industry: Internet Policy Must Become an Integral Component of the Coming Legislative Term

  • Network Policy Forum: The Internet industry and politicians discuss core points for a new Digital Agenda

  •  eco calls for more ambitious Internet policy goals for the coming legislative term

  • Internet Policy Party Check for the German federal election: Parties are still too vague

“More courage when it comes to digitalization and more ambitious goals for Internet policy.” This is what Oliver Süme, eco Director of Policy & Law, called for from a future federal government yesterday evening at the Network Policy Forum of eco – Association of the Internet Industry. Present at the Forum were Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Brigitte Zypries, Federal CIO Klaus Vitt, FDP Federal Chair Christian Lindner, and Internet politicians from the parties represented in the German federal parliament. Continue reading

dotmagazine: "Interplay" - Now Online!

joining the dots in the Internet industry...

“Interplay”, the September 2017 issue of dotmagazine, explores a wide range of Internet industry topics, from the burning issue of how national law is extending past its borders and encroaching on global cyberspace, to blockchain, the evolution of interconnection, and the "boom-within-a-boom" in the data center market.

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Wahl Digital 2017

eco Survey on Internet Policy: The Majority of Germans want an Internet Minister and a New Edition of the Digital Agenda

  • Internet Ministry: The majority of respondents (48%) want to see the establishment of a Ministry responsible for all Internet policy topics

  • Digital Agenda 2.0: Over half of Germans (57%) are of the opinion that the Digital Agenda should be updated

  • Wahl/Digital 2017: eco discusses the future of the Digital Agenda at the Digital Policy Forum and offers an online check on Internet policy positions

The German public wants the political commitment and the status of German digital policy to feature more strongly in the coming legislative term, and would welcome the establishment of an Internet Ministry. According to a current representative survey, conducted in August 2017 by the opinion research institute YouGov on behalf of eco – Association of the Internet Industry e. V., 48 percent of Germans are of the opinion that responsibility for Internet policy themes should be vested in one Ministry in the next legislative term. In contrast, just 19 percent of the respondents believed that responsibility for Internet policy themes should continue to reside with different ministries during the next legislative term. Continue reading