CLARUS presentation at INSPIRE conference

04 Oct 2016

Thierry Chevallier, AKKA, presented the advantages of the CLARUS user-centred privacy and security in the cloud for geospatial data at the INSPIRE Conference last week

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Consultation on Cloud Computing Research Innovation Challenges for WP 2018-2020

26 Sep 2016

The European Commission (DG CONNECT, Unit "Cloud and Software") is consulting all interested stakeholders on the future research and innovation challenges in the area of Cloud Computing to be addressed in the forthcoming H2020 LEIT ICT Work Programme 2018-2020.

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EC report of public consultation on e-privacy directive available

21 Sep 2016


The European Commission has published the summary report on evaluation of the ePrivacy Directive.

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How Edge computing helps tackle 5 challenges of Industrial IoT

17 Aug 2016

As Internet of Things technology advances, additional and more detailed data can be collected from connected “things”, dramatically changing the way businesses derive value from data.

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How to assess the security of a cloud service provider

05 Aug 2016

Not all cloud services are created equal. Selecting a cloud computing provider is becoming increasingly complex for businesses who want to move their data to the cloud.

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How CLARUS is helping to drive the data economy for the Digital Single Market

02 Aug 2016

The cloud and data economy play a key role in unleashing the full potential of the Digital Single Market. In 2016, the European Commission will launch DSM Initiative #14 – Free Flow of Data to boost innovation in the marketplace by tackling restrictions on the free flow of data for reasons other than the protection of personal data within the EU and unjustified restrictions on the location of data for storage or processing purposes.

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EU-U.S. Privacy Shield fully operational from today

01 Aug 2016

The EU-US Privacy Shield is up and running. From today U.S. companies needing to transfer personal data of European customers across the Atlantic can sign up to a new framework to govern such data transfers on www.privacyshield.gov.

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Security is still the main barrier to cloud adoption

28 Jul 2016

Despite the growing importance of cloud computing resources, many companies are not adopting appropriate security measures to protect their sensitive data in the cloud. According to the 2016 Global Cloud Data Security Report, cloud security continues to be a challenge, especially for privacy and data protection regulations.

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€5.3 million tender for Hybrid Cloud Platform serving science

22 Jul 2016

On july 21 2016 Helix Nebula - The Science Cloud (HNSciCloud) launched a €5.3 million tender for the establishment of a European hybrid cloud platform. R&D services can apply to the pre-commercial procurement tender to design and develop an innovative platform which will address the many challenges involved with providing a combination of services at the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) level, such as Compute and Storage, Network Connectivity and Federated Identity Management and Service Payment Models.

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EU-US Privacy Shield adopted

18 Jul 2016

The European Commission (EC) has officially adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield framework to protect transatlantic personal data transfers to the US. The agreement, which replaces the defunct Safe Harbor agreement, was announced in Brussels by European Commissioner for Justice Vera Jourova on 12 July 2016. However, businesses still lack clarity and assurance on transatlantic personal data transfers.

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