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Powering the #Data Economy

Powering the #Data Economy

| September 23, 2019

The growth of Europe’s data centres highlights the need for energy in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Google made headlines this weekend with its commitment of an extra €600 million in 2020 to expand its new “data centre” in Hamina, Finland. Data centres are the infrastructure which underpin cloud computing, making everyday data processing and storage […]

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Britain ‘will keep data flowing post-#Brexit’ says minister

Britain ‘will keep data flowing post-#Brexit’ says minister

| February 28, 2018

Britain is working to ensure data will flow unhindered between the UK and Europe after Brexit, and technology companies will still be able to access the best international talent, junior Trade Minister Graham Stuart (pictured) has told Reuters, writes Paul Sandle. Frictionless data transfer, as enshrined in new European legislation shaped by Britain, and the […]

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European Commission endorses provisions for #DataFlows and #DataProtection in EU trade agreements

European Commission endorses provisions for #DataFlows and #DataProtection in EU trade agreements

| February 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Commission has endorsed horizontal provisions for cross-border data flows and personal data protection in trade negotiations. As the protection of personal data is a fundamental right in the EU, it cannot be subject to negotiations in the context of EU trade agreements. Data flows between the EU and third countries can be ensured using […]

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The dire unintended consequences of restricting #data-driven ads

The dire unintended consequences of restricting #data-driven ads

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Obstructing the collection and use of data in digital advertising would have serious and unintended consequences for the EU economy, for Europe’s independent media, and for the accessibility of the internet itself. These are the findings of new research exploring the likely impact of the ePrivacy Regulation proposed earlier this year by the European Commission […]

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EU states push back against 25-year #wireless spectrum licenses

EU states push back against 25-year #wireless spectrum licenses

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Germany and Italy are among 15 European Union member states pushing back against a proposal to set a 25-year minimum on wireless spectrum licenses, thwarting the telecoms industry’s hopes for a more coordinated approach across the bloc, writes Julia Fioretti. The European Commission has tried for years to coordinate how national governments allocate so-called wireless […]

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European Commission should stand firm on free #data flows

European Commission should stand firm on free #data flows

| March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission is losing its nerve over the free flow of data. After initially saying it would announce a regulation to overturn national laws preventing data flows to other member states, it has kicked the issue into the long grass by relegating it to a public consultation. This is disappointing. Data flows are an essential part of […]

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EU borders: Civil Liberties MEPs vote to step up checks and #data protection

EU borders: Civil Liberties MEPs vote to step up checks and #data protection

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Civil Liberties MEPs voted on Monday (27 February) for stronger protection and a shorter retention period for data stored in the new EU entry/exit system, which is designed to modernise and step up checks on non-EU nationals travelling to the European Union. The EU entry-exit system will speed up and strengthen border checks at the […]

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