03-10-2017

Brexit: the UK pushes for free flow of data with the EU

In June 2016, the British people voted in a referendum to leave the European Union, meaning the future of UK-EU…

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23-05-2017

Global cyberattack: WannaCry ransomware strikes 200,000 computers around the world

A global attack. On an unprecedented scale. 200,000 victims. 150 countries hit. Paralyzing countless businesses and organizations. The WannaCry ransomware has been hitting headlines around the world since May 12, 2017. The cyberattack highlighted just how vulnerable IT systems are, and is a prime opportunity to remind ourselves of just how important it is to back up and protect our…

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03-05-2017

Is the EU moving toward a true Digital Single Market?

Can we really say there is a Digital Single Market in Europe today? According to the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) for 2017, the European Union is making good progress in this field. But we are far from achieving uniformity between one Member State and another. Let’s take a look at how individuals and businesses are coping. For several…

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17-10-2016

WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook… could we soon see new European legislation for businesses collecting personal data?

Protecting personal data is a hot topic for discussion within the European Union. The explosion in popularity of messaging applications such as WhatsApp has only increased users’ fears about what these service operators do with the data collected. At the end of September, the European Commissioner for Competition announced that she would now “keep a close eye” on businesses collecting…

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21-07-2016

Brexit and Data Protection

Following the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union, a decision swiftly regretted by many voters, companies in Europe are now faced with a host of questions. Will they be able to exchange data with businesses in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the future? Under what conditions? How securely is data stored there? And how will data…

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