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Power / Energy
Datacenter.com recognised for EU energy efficiency
“Energy efficiency is an important objective and commitment for Datacenter.com, not just an empty slogan."
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Cybersecurity
European Commission urges recall of children's smartwatch
If you’ve been on a trip to Germany recently and picked up a few gifts for the family, you might want to take note if you happened to by the Enox Safe-KID-One smartwatch for children.
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Physical Security
EU to roll out digital lie detectors at border security checkpoints
Travellers through Hungary, Greece and Latvia may soon encounter a lie detector when they try to cross the border.
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Digital Transformation
GDPR a "phenomenally powerful" opportunity if done right
​There’s no doubt you’ve been drowning in GDPR recently but we were able to break away from the hype and speak with THE expert on the matter.
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Finance, Leasing & Rental
Flexenclosure cashes in on €10m loan for data centre innovation
The loan was granted by the European Investment Bank and backed by the European Fund for Strategic Investments to create opportunities in the region.
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Ransomware
Europol: Legislation overhaul needed as cybercrime is ‘unprecedented’
A new report from Europol has revealed cybercrime is running rampant with ransomware reigning supreme - and a crackdown on criminals is essential.
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Cybercrime
EU to invest more into cybersecurity – expert says it’s not enough
Rob Norris says further investment in cyber security technology is an unsurprising but welcome move by the European Commission - but more is needed.
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Microsoft
Google VS Europe case misguided and politically motivated
Europe has had Google in its sights since 2010 and the tech giant has had to deal with privacy issues, the erasing of ‘right to be forgotten’ search results and other controversies.
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Google
Microsoft got fined, but it doesn’t care
The European Commission has stung Microsoft with a US$731m fine for violating terms of its settlement of an ant-trust case - but will it care?