Data Protection

What is the EU-US Privacy-Shield?

Privacy Shield – controversial data transfer agreement between the EU and the US

For some years, the Privacy Shield has regulated the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. But in July 2020, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the Privacy Shield. For many companies, the end of the privacy agreement came as a complete surprise. What were the contents of the EU-US Privacy Shield, what made it fail, and what do SMEs have to take into account...

Tips for legal certainty for your online store

How to make your online store legally watertight

In recent years, many online stores found themselves receiving warnings due to not properly adhering to website legalities. Given the growing number of online businesses, it’s not surprising that companies are now springing up, which specialize in identifying legal violations and then fining the operator. Therefore, it’s all the more important to understand the legal basics of your web store to...

E-mail account hacked: what now?

E-mail account hacked: what now?

E-Mail accounts are one of our most important communication tools: we use them to register for online portals, for private and business exchanges, and as an organizer and digital address book. It is therefore all the more important to make sure your account is well-protected. But what if your e-mail account does get hacked? Our guide explains what methods internet criminals use to gain access to...

What is Big Data?

Big Data: definition and examples

When we shop online, book vacations, and search for gift ideas, we hardly give a second thought to the fact that each search entry leaves behind a trail of our identity. Busy web bots are never far behind and sweep up this information. The result of all of this is Big Data: massive volumes of data that are analyzed and used for a variety of reasons. But is there reason to be wary of leaving behind...

Image copyright online

The most important facts on image copyright online

Just because a photograph or artwork is available to view on the internet, doesn’t mean that you can use it for your own purposes. The creator’s consent and payment for royalties are often required. The rules don’t solely apply to sharing images that don’t belong to you; even if you use your own, you have to stick to certain guidelines.

Clearing the Cache

Clearing the cache: deleting the browser’s cache

Information is often cached so that visited website can be loaded quickly and videos and gifs can be viewed offline. However, if the cache contains a large, or very large amount of data, it can cause problems and adversely affect computer performance. Therefore, it makes sense to delete the cache from time to time.

The best Google Analytics alternatives

The best Google Analytics alternatives

Website tracking is very important in online marketing to be able to see how users are interacting on your site. The first choice is normally the tracking tool offered by the search engine, Google. But for data protection reasons, more and more users are looking for alternatives to Google Analytics. There’s a great selection of web analytics tools – we will examine applications with similar...

What do EU cookie laws mean for you?

EU cookie laws and how they affect your business

Cookies can be helpful business tools, but they often toe the data protection line dangerously. As a result of this tendency towards uncertainty, the EU has introduced a new cookie policy to protect its users. The new policy makes opt-in procedures compulsory, because the user must provide their consent every time. This new policy will affect any US company that does online business with EU...

What is a backup?

What is a backup and how does it effectively protect your data?

Technical issues, hacker attacks, and malware can lead to costly and serious data loss at any time. To minimize the risks, it is recommended that you perform regular comprehensive backups. It is important to have a suitable backup strategy that properly meets your specific requirements.

What is a botnet?

Botnets: definition and protection tips

Botnets are tricky to spot, but they’re all over the internet and they cause all kinds of damage every day. They lurk inconspicuously in the background and use millions of private computers for malicious purposes. This guide explains how botnets work, how to keep them away, and how you can avoid falling victim to an illegal network.


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