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GDPR and data protection: reinforcing obligations and rights in Europe

The countdown had begun for organisations handling personal data: as of 25 May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, all EU citizens will have the same rights over their data – and all European organisations will be subject to the same rules. Here’s an over view of these rights and obligations. The rise in digital services, the Cloud, IoT and Big Data has brought about the need for changes to laws on personal data protection – and this is precisely what GDPR is for. The Europe-wide implementation of the directive will ensure harmonisation of...

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Technologies and digital marketing: it’s time for real changes!

We’re still talking about cloud, IoT, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, but these technologies and the uses they bring are changing. Formerly mere trends, they’re becoming real transformation drivers. These are the main conclusions of the observations and  predictions for 2017, which are very common at this time of the year. This year however, there’s a general call for more action.   Cloud, IoT, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and connected humans: more than trends, these fields of digital application will increase their impact on the economy and everyday life, according to IDC. “We’ve reached a turning point in digital transformation.”...

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Why the tech giants are coming to Europe

What has prompted tech giants such as Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Salesforce, Google, Facebook and Apple to open more data centres in Europe? We looked at the latest announcements and the new European law on data protection, which is one of the reasons behind this development. The strategy of the leading cloud and digital service players is very clear: to land and retain customers (companies and public organisations) in the EU. In 2018, data hosting will come under stricter legislation and be harmonised across all member states. American companies who will have to comply with these requirements are...

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#cybersecurity: Big Data to the rescue

With the traces left by users on their company’s IT infrastructure and by monitoring traffic on the company network, internal and cloud-based IT security can be considerably tightened. By using this data, machine learning, analysing user and network behaviour, IT departments have new tools to add to their anti-cybercrime arsenal. Hundreds of millions of DropBox, Myspace and LinkedIn IDs and passwords have been stolen, and hosting company OVH recently suffered a massive DDoS attack in which hackers disabled a network of internet of things (IoT) devices: even the biggest companies are increasingly at the mercy of cybercrime.  To step-up...

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How big data can boost students’ employability: a solution in the USA

Exploiting data and learning analytics, collaborative and mobility are some of the main IT trends used for post-graduate studies in the US. A French delegation who attended the last Educause congress reported back on the various digital strategies deployed and presented some of the solutions implemented by some of the top American universities... Educause is a community of digital technology and IT experts, committed to bringing higher education in the States into the twenty-first century. This non-profit organisation implements a number of initiatives including its annual conference, which this year will take place at the end of October and...

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