The French government's decision to have Microsoft host the country's Health Data Hub is causing outrage in the French and European digital ecosystem, it is also worrying data protection advocates. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital innovations should be used as a tool for environmental protection and climate action, but we must act now, Germany's minister for the environment, Svenja Schulze, told EURACTIV in an interview.
The EU's cloud infrastructure initiative, Gaia-X, poses a great risk of destroying the European ecosystem and hopes of sovereignty after the inclusion of some of the world's largest tech firms in the project, write Stefane Fermigier and Sven Franck.
France and Germany’s ambitious bid to create a European cloud data infrastructure to stave off US and Chinese competitors was launched on Thursday (4 June), as Ministers Bruno Le Maire and Peter Altmaier revealed more on their landmark Gaia-X project.
Microsoft has revealed it has been holding talks with the German Economy Ministry over whether the company could be contracted as a supplier for Gaia-X, the ambitious European cloud network infrastructure initiative.
Europe's global standing in the cloud infrastructure market has long come under scrutiny for a lack of investment and presence compared with global players. EURACTIV has caught up with DG Connect's Roberto Viola to analyse the importance of the EU's data economy and examine how Europe can achieve a greater level of independence in its cloud services.
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European businesses are rightfully concerned about keeping control of their data in the cloud. The proposed European regulation on access to electronic evidence by law enforcement (e-Evidence regulation) is an important step in the right direction, writes Kim Gagné.
There is a clearly established link between SMEs' rate of adoption of high technology and growth. Europe's companies need to stay ahead of the game, and can club together to help each other, writes Per Werngren.
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