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28/08/2016

Open data: gold mine or gold bust?

Topic: cloud computing


Digital 31-05-2016

A bright outlook for the cloud

If data is the oil of the 21st century digital economy, then cloud computing is its engine. Europe needs to make sure that its digital motor is running properly to reap the benefits from future data driven innovation, big data and the internet of things, writes Elena Zvarici.
Agriculture & Food 23-05-2016

'Farming 4.0' at the farm gates

Big data and analytics are set to transform the world of agriculture as we know it. Ulrich Adam asks what kind of changes can we expect and what has to be done to make ‘Farming 4.0’ a reality?
Digital 26-04-2016

Commission wants member states to trust each other more on cybersecurity

EU countries diluted new rules regulating information-sharing on cybersecurity breaches, a top European Commission official said today (26 April), which made it impossible to monitor hackers' assaults on member states' critical infrastructure.
Digital 23-02-2016

EU institutions start large-scale move towards cloud services

EU institutions are getting ready to move data to cloud services as part of the first broad, European Commission-backed push for government cloud computing.
Competition 05-11-2015

Vestager wants national antitrust agencies to go digital

EU antitrust regulators are seeking public feedback over how to strengthen national competition authorities in the 28-country bloc, with some currently limited in their access to cloud-based information.
Digital 20-08-2015

Germany to set up 'Bundescloud'

New German rules for government cloud computing means official data can only be processed in Germany. The restrictions are a strike against US-based cloud providers such as Amazon and Google.

How accessibility in the cloud could redefine European citizenship

Europe’s approach to the Digital Single Market needs to better serve people with disabilities, argues Tracy Mitrano.

EU privacy reform: Who pays when the rules are broken?

New European Union data protection rules expected to be agreed on Monday will allow citizens to sue companies that own data as well as those that process it on their behalf, for example cloud computing providers.
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Digital 15-01-2015

EU could legislate to make cloud and office servers greener

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT: European Commission officials are considering whether to regulate to enforce energy efficiency standards on enterprise servers, technology vital for cloud computing.
Digital 14-05-2014

Norway accuses Apple of breaching EU consumer law

Apple's iCloud service violates European law by giving itself the right to change its terms and conditions at any time, without notifying its customers, according to a complaint lodged yesterday (13 May) by the Norwegian Consumer Council.
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Digital 27-02-2014

Europe tries to move towards an open and safe cloud

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / As digital data piles up, protection and access to mass information have become the two keywords of European industry and governments in shaping the future of cloud computing. EurActiv reports from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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Digital Agenda 29-10-2013

Brussels to set up security, business networks in push for European cloud

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / The Commission is setting up new expert groups to advise on security and business related-issues to accelerate the establishment of a unique "European cloud" capable of challenging global rivals in a sector where the EU has been lagging behind.
Digital 29-08-2013

Europe pushes own digital ‘cloud’ in wake of US spying scandal

The European Commission will redouble efforts to promote EU-based cloud services this autumn - including the urgent drafting of a new charter - amid mounting evidence that the US Prism spying scandal may damage the global market share of US-based tech companies involved in the cloud computing sector.
Digital 22-07-2013

Overbearing data protection rules threaten cloud computing

A policy debate is raging in Europe over cloud computing and those who want to bind the cloud in over-prescriptive regulation threaten to prevent the benefits of the new technology being felt, argues Thomas Boué.
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Digital 21-01-2013

Cloud computing: Leveraging the digital economy

SPECIAL REPORT / The migration of computing into a cloud of massive data centres spread all over the world is giving regulators a headache as they find themselves on the back foot of an industry-driven trend.
OpinionSpecial Report
cybersecurity 06-11-2012

Mining government data: Whither the European Commission?

SPECIAL REPORT / As governments move towards the cloud, they need to be wary of the possibility for significant adverse consequences. National security might be compromised, government integrity eroded and even the safety of public officials threatened, writes Paul Rosenzweig.
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Digital 28-09-2012

Brussels sees gold lining to cloud computing

SPECIAL REPORT / The European Commission released yesterday (27 September) its EU strategy on cloud computing, which promotes off-site data storage in a bid to create new jobs and raise €160 billion per year in information technology savings.
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Digital 10-09-2012

Music rocks cloud computing debate

SPECIAL REPORT / EXCLUSIVE: A Commission departmental dispute over copyright licencing is responsible for the delayed publication of the EU strategy on cloud computing, EurActiv has learned.
Digital 03-09-2012

Cloud computing needs kick-start in Europe: Study

Less than a quarter of European computer users say they use cloud services, even though cloud computing is amongst the fastest-growing segments in the global technology market, a new survey shows.
Digital 19-07-2012

Brussels to unveil EU cloud computing strategy

EXCLUSIVE: The European Commission is finalising a strategy on cloud computing aimed at promoting the use of off-site data storage in a bid to cut information technology costs and create new jobs, according to a draft paper seen by EurActiv. 

Microsoft to go carbon neutral

The tech giant commits to making data centres, air travel and offices meet carbon targets by July and to introducing an internal carbon market.
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cybersecurity 02-03-2012

Industry accepts responsibility for security fears over cloud

SPECIAL REPORT / Threats to cyber security and privacy are real and must be addressed by industry as cloud computing pushes technology into a hyper-connected phase, senior telecommunications executives warned at the Mobile World Congress.
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Digital 23-02-2012

IT giants still wary of EU on data protection

SPECIAL REPORT / New EU data protection rules could threaten growth in the high-tech cloud computing sector in Europe, says a report published yesterday (22 February) by a leading industry group.
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Digital 20-02-2012

Open data: gold mine or gold bust?

SPECIAL REPORT / Despite Neelie Kroes' ambitious declarations for a new open data strategy at the regional level, authorities are still struggling to become familiar with that process and the strategy still faces fierce resistance, writes Julia Glidden from 21c Consultancy.