October 2017 - Doing Business in Germany

What's New in eco October 2017

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Date: 25 Oct. 2017
Location: Frankfurt

Date: 16 Nov. 2017
Location: Frankfurt

Date: 23 Nov. 2017
Location: Cologne

Date: 12 Dec. 2017
Location: Cologne


Date: 30 Oct. 2017
Location: Oslo

Date: 07 Nov. 2017
Location: London

Date: 21 Nov. 2017
Location: Stockholm

Date: 28 Nov. 2017
Location: Frankfurt

Date: 9 Nov. 2017
Location: Istanbul

Date: 23 Nov. 2017
Location: Madrid

Date: 5 Dec. 2017
Location: New York

eco & ADL Publish Comprehensive Studies on the German Smart city and Smart Home Markets

In the coming years, the smart city market will prove to be one of the fastest growing sectors, both globally and in Germany. By 2022, German revenues will have more than doubled to reach around 43.8 billion Euro – this corresponds to an average annual growth of 16.5 percent. Meanwhile, the German smart home market is booming and will triple its volume to reach 4.3 billion Euro by 2022, with average annual growth rate for the next five years of 26.4 percent. These are the findings of the studies by eco and ADL on the smart city and smart home markets in Germany.

Cloud Computing: Meeting in Berlin

Cloud computing in the digital single market – joint meeting of European government representatives and label initiatives in Berlin. Read more on eco International

eco Member

Over the course of the recent Internet Security Days, eco honored Microsoft and the Deutscher Fachverlag for their many years of cooperation. Read more on eco International

Data center

Digital infrastructure such as data centers contribute significantly to the prosperity of a region – both initially at the set-up stage, and on an ongoing basis during their operation. This conclusion was drawn by the study "Available Digital Infrastructures - Guarantor for Growth of the Digital Industry," conducted by the Digital Hub FrankfurtRheinMain. Read more on eco International

Oliver Sueme

In considering the guidelines published today by the European Commission (EU) on Notice & Action, eco – Association of the Internet Industry warns against undermining the existing liability framework of the e-Commerce Directive under the guise of combating illegal Internet content. Read more on eco International

The composition of the German Bundestag for the 19th parliamentary term has been chosen. eco – Association of the Internet Industry calls on the parties elected to a likely new federal government to assign a strategic status to Internet policies. Read more on eco International

Will the electricity market of the future manage to survive without public utilities, energy providers or electricity exchanges? “Blockchain technology could allow energy producers and consumers to engage directly with each other without the necessity of intermediaries,” said Dr. Ansgar Steinkamp, Senior Expert at Open Grid Europe. Read more on eco International

The German federal government has published its evaluation report for the year 2016 on the take-down of child sexual abuse material from the Internet. According to this report, 2,721 indications of child sexual abuse material were recorded by the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) in 2016, with 62% of this content hosted abroad. Once again, the take-down report testifies to the effective working methods between the law enforcement agencies and the German complaints offices. Read more on eco International