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Thorny Path to Live Up to High Hopes

Inter-operable digital flows, escape of lock-in contracts, and data sovereignty are most needed in economies where centralised cloud operators define what customers receive. The European GAIA-X initiative is gaining momentum by moving closer to the EU decision centre and providing first benefits to decentralised networks in Europe, but hyperscalers are not bystanders, and competing governments pamper their flagship companies. What’s up? An enquiry by B2Bioworld, and an interview with GAIA-X of Brussels.Read more ...

Eurofins: “We have some of the biggest databases in the world…”

Eurofins’ is working on forward integration from service provider to diagnostics manufacturer. What about recent acquisitions of NGS diagnostic companies, and what are growth perspectives from “big data” accumulated in-house?Read more ...

Creeping Risks of Regular Overtime Work

Are ischaemic heart disease and stroke caused by long working hours? WHO and ILO stimulate a debate about possibly overlooked effects of the current pandemic on work beyond daily news about infections.Read more ...

Data Exploitation and Freedom of Operation

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Regulatory Challenges of Big Data Operations – Algorithms, Healthcare, or Autonomous Driving

Herbert Zech, Professor of Life Sciences and Intellectual Property Laws at Universität Basel on key juridical concepts of the current debate about big data and artificial intelligence applications beyond privacy lawsRead more ...

Big Data & Research – Acquisition, Analytics, and Exploitation

Ulrich M Gassner, Professor of Public Law at Universität Augsburg (DE) discussing privacy, research disclaimers, DigiMed Bavaria, and wiggle room between national, regional, EU regulationsRead more ...