eco on “GroKo” Grand Coalition Plans for the Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG)
Since the entry into force of the Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) at the beginning of the year, criticism of the law has intensified: the CSU, the FDP, Die Linke (The Left) and Die Grünen (The Greens) are calling for the new regulation to be abolished. EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova has also criticized the law. The CDU/CSU and the SPD, however, remain committed to the NetzDG: When the Grand Coalition comes into being, the law is to remain in place and is to be enhanced in so far as possible.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for Human Resources Staff
When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018, this will also have an impact on HR departments – by the May deadline at the very latest, companies must have effective protection of their employees’ and applicants’ data in place. This is determined by Article 88 of the GDPR. High fines of up to 20 million Euro or four percent of worldwide sales face those who do not comply with the new regulation.
eco New Year’s Reception: SPD Secretary General Calls for “Digital Breakthrough”
Speaking yesterday at the eco New Year's reception about the ongoing coalition negotiations, the Secretary General of the SPD Lars Klingbeil called for a digital breakthrough for Germany: "Digitalization is changing all areas of life. Digital policy must therefore be social policy. It is a question of how we will live and work in the future. We must convert technical progress into social progress – that is the most important task of our time. The breakthrough must happen now."
“Youth Protection has Long Been an Important Topic for eco"
Protecting children and young people from dangerous or illegal content on the Internet has a long tradition at eco. Kira Pleschka is a consultant at the eco Complaints Office and reports in interview on the association's 20-year long engagement with this topic and on its participation in the European Union-initiated Safer Internet Day.