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Europe looks to set new rules for OTT in September

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The European Commission is set to release new rules in September, which will aim to tighten up how OTT’s such as WhatsApp and Skype are regulated in the European markets

Privacy Shield rubber stamped amid dissent

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The European Commission has formally adopted the controversial ‘Privacy Shield’ framework intended to replace the previous Safe Harbour agreement.

EU moves forward with Privacy Shield despite EDPS warning

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The European Commission has announced it will continue ahead with the EU-US Privacy Shield despite the European Data Protection Supervisor claiming the pact is not robust enough.

Let the countdown to GDPR begin

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The road to data protection has been a long and confusing one. Despite being one of the biggest concerns of consumers and corporates throughout the world, progress has hardly been moving at breakneck speed, but as of today, companies now have exactly two years to ensure they are compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.

New EU data regulations receives warm reception from industry

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The European Union finally rubber-stamped a refresh of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that offers greater protection for individuals but at cost of a greater burden on businesses.

US revealed to have 46% of all data centres despite EU concerns

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New findings from Synergy Research Group show that 46% major cloud and internet data centre sites are located in the US, with second placed China only accounting for 7%.

Privacy Shield data agreement dismissed as ‘reheated Safe Harbour’

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The new framework for transatlantic data flows proposed by legislators for the European Commission has had a mixed reaction from the cloud industry.

EC/US have three months to find a new Safe Harbour

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The European Commission (EC) and the US are under pressure to come up with a new replacement system for the recently invalidated Safe Harbour agreement.

CIF cloud code of practice gains European Commission backing

The Cloud Industry Forum's COP gained the EC's seal of approval for cloud certification this week

The Cloud Industry Forum’s (CIF) code of practice for cloud service providers has been added to the European Commission’s growing list of cloud certification schemes. The move means it passes the EC’s benchmark for service security and reliability.

European Commission to reform mobile cloud services regulations – report

The EC is looking to create a level playing field in how telcos and mobile cloud service providers are regulated

The European Commission is considering plans to reform how mobile cloud service providers, also know as Over The Top (OTT) companies, are regulated, according to reports from the FT.

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