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What happens to EU General Data Protection Regulation if the UK votes for a Brexit?

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Businesses warned not to give up on data reforms just because UK could quit Europe

EC clears acquisition of EMC by Dell – won’t distort competition

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The European Commission has approved the acquisition of storage and software giant EMC by PC and server maker Dell.

BT wins £24 million worth of EU cloud service contracts

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Telco BT has won new two cloud service contracts with European Commission worth £24 million, which brings its total of EC contract wins to four in 12 months.

Cloud28+ promises to clear up the cloudy issues of compliance

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) claims its new Cloud28+ cloud service catalogue will simplify the search for compliant cloud services for European enterprises.

Equinix cleared to buy Telecity but must sell London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt facilities

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The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of data centre operator Telecity by rival Equinix. However, to assuage anti competition concerns, Equinix had to agree to sell off a number of data centres in Amsterdam, London and Frankfurt.

EC calls for Safer Harbour agreement – issues new guidance

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The European Commission has issued new guidance to companies on transatlantic data transfers and has called for a rapid creation of a new framework.

OVH promises undeniable public cloud service in the UK

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European hosting giant OVH has launched a public cloud service in the UK with customisable security as protection against cyber attacks becomes a major selling point alongside open systems mobility.

Salesforce offers $100m VC opportunity to European cloud startups

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Salesforce Ventures has allocated $100 million to invest in European startups as the investment arm of the cloud giant aims to capitalise on a potential $33.3 billion market.

Cloud industry shaken by European Safe Harbour ruling

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The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled the Safe Harbour agreement between Europe and the US, which provides blanket permission for data transfer between the two, is invalid.

HP launches cloud service catalogue for European Union

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HP has launched a new ‘one stop’ cloud shop for Europe. The announcement was made by HP Helion VP Xavier Poisson to a gathering of HP’s Cloud28+ partner community in Brussels.

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