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Concerns rise over data flow between UK and EU

The European Commission vice president for the Digital Single Market has criticised what he calls ‘data protectionism’. Andrus Ansip, speaking at an event on European data flow in Estonia, said there is a need to maintain continued data flow between the UK and the EU as the UK begins the process of leaving the European Union…. Read More

H&M to build new 1MW data centre with heat recovery in Stockholm

H&M, the global fashion retailer, will build a new 1MW data center in Stockholm, Sweden. The new facility will be designed from the outset for heat recovery, so that the energy produced by servers will be recovered and allocated to the city power grid. Energy recovered from the H&M data center will be redistributed to… Read More

Liberty to challenge UK Investigatory Powers Act

Liberty, a civil rights activism group from the United Kingdom, has received permission to challenge the Investigatory Powers Act in the High Court. The Investigatory Powers Act, which became a law in November 2016 and enforced shortly after, grants UK intelligence agencies and law enforcement officials unprecedented rights to intercept and review communications and related… Read More

Germany to fine social media €50mn for illegal content

The German government has voted in favor of a new law that includes, among other things, fines of up to €50 million to social media companies that fail to remove ‘obviously illegal’ content in a set time frame. The new law, known as NetzDG, will be effective in October of this year and outlines strict timelines for… Read More

Ireland to lead European data centre market by 2020

A new report has revealed Ireland’s market-leading data centre offering, highlighting a unique mix of third party enterprise facilities and huge investment from hyperscale web giants. The Data Centres Ireland research, conducted by BroadGroup, places Ireland as a leading data centre market – attracting international interest due to its status within the European Union and… Read More

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