May 2018 - eco News

What’s New in eco May 2018

News from the eco Association

eco EVENT

Date: 
25 June 2018
Location:
Berlin

Date: 
5 July 2018
Location:
Dusseldorf

eco PARTNEREVENT

Date: 
5 June 2018
Location:
Helsinki

Date: 
12-14 June 2018
Location: 
Monaco

Date: 
7-9 June 2018
Location: 
València

Date: 
4-7 June 2018
Location: 
Munich

Date: 
25-28 June 2018
Location:
Panama City

Date: 
27-28 June 2018
Location: 
Berlin

Despite the recently detected security vulnerability “Efail,” companies and consumers should continue to send encrypted emails. In principle, only encrypted emails can ensure that the confidentiality of the messages is maintained. On no account does the vulnerability mean that email encryption with the widely used OpenPGP and S/MIME standards is not to be recommended.

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With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect on 25 May, it is now more important than ever to fulfill high quality standards in email marketing. What the new legal and  technical stipulations are that senders need to fulfill was the subject of discussions for around 140 international experts at the CSA Summit 2018 in Frankfurt.

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eco Criticizes the EU Commission’s Proposal for Platform Regulation

The EU Commission's proposal on platform regulation for commercial business is regarded by the eco Association as representing an encroachment on contractual freedom and as introducing unequal treatment for platform operators and search engine providers.

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Blockchain technology will have a decisive impact on the future of the mega-trend digitalization: Of this Dr. Sebastian Saxe is certain. Saxe is Chief Digital Officer of the Department for Industry, Traffic and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. In his greeting at the start of the Blockchain Masters on 3 May in Hamburg, he spoke of the many applications of blockchain technology. 

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eco Association: Companies Would Like Public Authorities to Use Blockchain

70 per cent of German companies would like public authorities to offer the option of exchanging data via blockchain: That is the main finding of a survey undertaken amongst companies by eco and YouGov. Effectively, the business sector in Germany are looking to administrative authorities to act as pioneers in the use of blockchain.

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Competence Group Internet of Things at the Hanover Fair

The eco Association Competence Grop Internet of Things met for the traditional Guided Tour at the Hanover Fair in April. Under the motto of “Connect & Collaborate – the industry in digital transformation,” the group visited various solution providers from different segments of the IoT value chain and gained insight into the range of products, projects, partnerships, and ecosystems.

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EURid Announces the 2018 .eu Web Awards Launch

EURid’s 5th iteration of the .eu Web Awards puts forth a revised nomination and voting process and a new website to engage even more proud .eu and .ею domain name holders. The .eu Web Awards is an online competition acknowledging the best websites using the .eu or .ею extensions, in 5 categories.

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eco Association: Internet Industry Needs More Female Specialists and Leaders

Whereas the Internet industry offers very good career opportunities for women, the industry's workforce is still predominantly male. On the occasion of Girls' Day in Germany, Lucia Falkenberg, CPO of eco and Leader of the eco Competence Group New Work, talks about the benefits to companies of hiring female specialists and the importance to the industry of having female role models.

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The RSA in San Francisco: eco Members Discuss IT Security

Security experts and eco Association member companies took the opportunity of the RSA Conference in San Francisco to showcase “IT-Security Made in Germany”. Regular topics of discussion during the event included the EU GDPR, Artificial Intelligence, cryptography, and security in the Internet of Things.

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