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2019/08/2810 good reasons to set up a cybersecurity company in Switzerland (by the GGBa)

In the age of digitization and with the ever-increasing number of connected devices and applications, cybersecurity has become a core concern for public institutions and businesses of all sizes. With its long tradition of neutrality, legal certainty and political stability, Switzerland is well suited to become a global cybersecurity hub. Here are ten compelling reasons…

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2018/10/29Cybersecurity is forcing a rethink of strategic autonomy (By Paul Timmers, Oxford University)

Just a few days ago, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker presented his 2018 State of the Union speech with the title “The Hour of European Sovereignty”. In the speech, he argues that the time has come for the EU “to become more autonomous and live up to our global responsibilities”. The question is how to make…

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2018/06/28A month after GDPR (by General 2S Marc Watin-Augouard)

The deadline of 25 May has passed. The General Data Protection Regulation is henceforth applicable in the 28 Member States of the European Union but it also applies to external players who want to comply with protective provisions. On 21 June, the Parliamentary Agora@ of the FIC (International Cybersecurity Forum) was the opportunity to discuss the implications of…

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2018/06/28Lost in the Cloud? Law Enforcement Cross-border Access to Data After the “Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data” (CLOUD) Act and E-Evidence

By Théodore CHRISTAKIS Professor of International Law, University Grenoble Alpes Deputy Director, Grenoble Alpes Data Institute Member of the Institut Universitaire de France Member of the French Digital Council (“Conseil National du Numérique”)[1]   In a study published last December upon the request of CEIS and Microsoft, we highlighted the implications that the so called…

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