April 2018

What's New in eco April 2018

News from the eco Association

eco EVENT

Date: 
18-20 April 2018
Location: 
Frankfurt

Date: 
3 May 2018
Location: 
Hamburg

eco PARTNEREVENT

Date: 
5 June 2018
Location:
Helsinki

Date: 
12-14 June 2018
Location: 
Monaco

eco on LOCATION

Date: 
16 April 2018
Location: 
San Francisco

Webinar on KSK Rollover in Collaboration with i2Coalition

Date: 
24 April 2018
Location: 
Webinar

Date: 
24 April 2018
Location: 
Hanover

Date: 
7-9 June 2018
Location: 
València

Date: 
16 April 2018
Location: 
San Francisco

Date: 
25-28 June 2018
Location:
Panama City

Oliver Süme

German blanket data retention is not compliant with European Union law. This is the decision which has been reached by the Administrative Court of Cologne. Supported by eco – Association of the Internet Industry, the Internet provider SpaceNet filed a suit in April 2016, the aim of which was to achieve a landmark decision which would finally put a halt to the blanket retention of data. The decision is of central consequence for the Internet and telecommunications companies concerned.

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Oliver Süme

Association of the Internet Industry Supports Broad Alliance Against European Ancillary Copyright Law

An open letter issued by a broad alliance of stakeholders calls for a move away from plans to introduce a European ancillary copyright law for press publishers. The signatories of the letter, who include representatives of quality media, argue that the law is absolutely unnecessary for press publishers and completely contradicts the basic idea of free access to opinions and information on the Internet. 

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Oliver Süme

A new alliance under the umbrella of eco – Association of the Internet Industry presents five contentions concerning the importance of digital infrastructures.

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Oliver Süme

The European Commission today presented a concrete proposal on how law enforcement authorities could in future gain cross-border access to electronic evidence (“e-evidence”). According to the proposal, requests should as a rule be answered within 10 days, and in an emergency situation within six hours. This applies to all companies that offer their services within the EU, regardless of where the data or the company are located.

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Oliver Süme

Marketing decision-makers are working towards meeting the requirements of the GDPR before May, but only 13 percent of companies in Germany see themselves as being legally on the safe side.

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Oliver Süme

With the entry into force of the so-called “CLOUD Act”, in future, international companies with head offices in the United States could be obliged by local laws to disclose data.

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BREXIT

The European Commission has come to a decision on European domain names after BREXIT: British businesses that are not also established in the EU and private individuals living in the UK will no longer fulfill the legal requirements to have a .eu URL.

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Stephan Zimprich

As a technical platform for digital innovations, blockchain is a term currently on everyone's lips – given that, as a cross-sectional technology, it enables transparent and tamper-proof transactions. In interview, Stephan Zimprich, eco Director for Blockchain, explains the advantages of the technology and describes some scenarios that have already been tried and tested.

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Oliver Süme

The penalty guidelines which have now been presented serve to confirm our fundamental reservations against the so-called ‘Network Enforcement Act’, according to Oliver Süme, Chair of the Board at eco.

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eco Complaints Office

The 2017 Annual Report by the eco Complaints Office documents an increase in reported complaints: In the past year, a total of 27,660 complaints (disregarding spam and Usenet content) were reported to the eco Complaints Office, 4,063 of which were justified.

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