Category Archives: Policy and Law

Harald Summa

eco Survey: German Economy Needs a More Innovative and Investment-Friendly Framework

  • Reduction of bureaucracy: 44 percent of German decision-makers see the need for more action
  • 45 percent of companies consider the German legal framework to not be innovation-friendly
  • eco once again a core member of the BMWi Advisory Board „Young Digital Economy“

Despite all the political advances in business development, corporate decision-makers across all sectors in Germany still see much room for improvement. In particular, German bureaucracy continues to be a major obstacle for companies. Almost half (44 percent) of the German business decision-makers therefore see the need for swift action to reduce red-tape, according to a representative survey from March 2017, which was conducted by the opinion research institute YouGov on behalf of eco – Association of the Internet Industry. Continue reading

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

WHD.global 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

WHD.global 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