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What's New in eco June 2017

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eco - Association of the Internet Industry

Forthcoming Events

Date: 23.06.2017
Location: Frankfurt

Date: 27.06.2017
Location: Cologne

Date: 16.06.2017
Location: Hamburg

Date: 21.06.2017
Location: Berlin

Date: 20.-22.06.2017
Location: London

Bülent Şen

Bülent Şen, Regional Director for DE-CIX Turkey, looks at the strategic role of Turkey in connectivity between Europe and Asia, and the growing trends in Internet use in the region.

Names & Numbers Steering Committee
  • eco Association established expert committee to represent the interests of the sector
  • Support and feedback on cross-border association work

An international steering committee will, effective immediately, support the work of the working group Names & Numbers in eco – Association of the Internet Industry. The 16 representatives of all areas of the domains sector represent the sector globally. They include, for example, experts from Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs), traditional and new Generic Top-Level Domains (legacy and new gTLDs), as well as registrars, technical service providers, consultants, and secondary market operators.

Prof. Norbert Pohlmann

On the current debates in connection with the cyber attack “WannaCry” in May 2017, Prof. Norbert Pohlmann, eco Director for IT Security, says:

“The calls from German ministries and parties for legislative measures are too short-sighted and offer no solution. What we need instead is consistent IT security management – on the part of the state, as well as companies and private households. This also means a clear rejection of so-called ZeroDay Exploits."

Jens Eckhardt
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) poses new challenges for cloud providers
  • Data processing contracts need to be adapted to GDPR
  • Exclude sanctions and civil claim

On 25 May 2018, the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter into force, and will regulate the handling of personal data in cloud infrastructure. “The legal requirements for contract data processing in the cloud is changing with the new European regulation,” says lawyer Jens Eckhardt, Board Member for Legal & Compliance EuroCloud Deutschland_eco e. V.

Harald Summa
  • 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“