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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): How does the new European data-protection standard impact a company's cloud strategy?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) harmonizes the rules for the processing of personal data by private companies and public authorities throughout the EU. This forces many organizations to think again about the cloud strategy.

From Safe Harbor to Privacy Shield: Continuing the legal uncertainty for businesses

Since the end of Safe Harbour European companies no longer have any kind of legal secuirty when they use US-based cloud services. The planned Privacy Shield Agreement between Europe and the US will not bring any change to that.

Five things European companies can do to protect their data from industrial espionage

Recent revelations (mid-2013) of data collection by the NSA (PRISM) and GCHQ (Tempora) in cooperation with the biggest computer companies in the USA have made us aware of the massive scale at which the privacy of companies and individuals is being infringed. Here we are taking a look at what this means for European enterprises and what options they have to protect themselves against the large scale industrial espionage that is going on.