Category Archives: Policy and Law

Mid-term Review for the European Digital Agenda: eco Criticizes Inconsistencies and Lack of Care

Today the European Commission is due to issue its mid-term review for the EU Agenda for the Digital Single Market. eco Director of Policy & Law, Oliver Süme, comments:

“The European Commission has recognized the numerous challenges posed by digitalization and is dedicated to following its vision of a common European Digital Single Market. A lot has happened in Internet policy in the last two years on the European level. The Commission has decisively set the course for the digital transformation of the economy and society throughout Europe in many areas. However, unfortunately  the best solution has often not been found.” 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 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

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Germany and France Must Drive Digital Transformation in Europe

On today‘s German/French Conference on the Digitalization of the Economy, Harald Summa, CEO of eco – Association of the Internet Industry e.V, says:

"The action plan that the German Young Digital Economy Advisory Board (Beirat Junge Digitale Wirtschaft) has put forward jointly with the French Digital Council (Conseil National du Numérique), formulates clear recommendations for action for German/French digital policy. Two points are especially important from my perspective: Firstly, the internationalization of European digital companies, and secondly, the development of fair conditions for competition. Continue reading