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Data is not the new Oil

Guest post by Jakob Kucharczyk, Director of Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) Europe It’s not entirely clear who first coined the term “data is the new oil”. But as people scrambled to explain data as the ‘new something’ – the new currency, the new coal, the new gold, and even the new bacon –… » read more

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Guest blog post by Chris Wiersma, academic fellow in Media Law & Lucia Vesnic-Alujevic, Political Communication and Science and Technology Studies scholar. On 22 March, a communication has been issued by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (ECtHR) about 49 cases against Russia. The country’s Foreign Agent Act is now under scrutiny by… » read more

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Guest blog post Dr. Andreas Jüttner, Senior Legal Officer at the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). On 28 February 2017 a typo at one of the leading US cloud providers took down a good chunk of the Internet, showing our dependency on few US providers. The IT industry is currently undergoing a paradigm shift, comparable to… » read more

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Caroline van Weede, Managing Director at Cable Europe. If you’re reading this you’re probably connected in some way to our industry, be it as an operator, a policy maker, an academic, an engaged generalist…..whatever your reason for being here you’re probably not wearing your consumer hat at this moment. But of course that’s what you… » read more

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Guest blog post by Danielle Jacobs, Chairman of the Board of the International Telecommunications Users Group & General Manager of BELTUG & Christian Borggreen, Director, CCIA Europe. Last week, European Commission Vice President, Andrus Ansip, called for an end to forced data localisation within the EU’s Single Market. This new proposal, expected on 30 November,… » read more

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Guest blog post by EU-Reputation.EU Timeline Timeline – SOTEU – EU-Reputation.eu The graph shows the timeline of the speech and where the volume of tweets hit their cruising speed. The peaks correspond to the different announcements made by Mr Juncker and the reaction to them. Because the tweet rate decreased shortly after each announcement was… » read more

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Guest blog post by Jurgi Camblong, CEO and founder of Sophia Genetics. To ensure optimal treatment plans for European patients, we are calling for the swift deployment of recently agreed new European data protection guidelines, and the rapid development of an EU compliant healthcare data pooling framework, which would foster a more active approach to… » read more

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Guest blog post by Anja Lambrecht, London Business School, and Catherine Tucker, MIT Sloan School of Management. Big data is the next frontier in technology. As our economy grows more digital by the day and consumers develop ever larger online footprints, amassing enormous datasets has become easier than ever before. Powerful and inexpensive computing resources… » read more

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Guest blog post by Erich Clementi, Chairman IBM Europe. Predicted for some years as Europe’s next big opportunity to be a global digital frontrunner, the pace of the digital transformation of industry is really accelerating as we start the new year. Europe’s political leaders are driving noteworthy progress. This year, I look forward to seeing… » read more

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