Data Protection

MongoDB: Sharding vs Replication
MongoDB: Sharding vs Replication
  • Web development

In this set of scenarios we will explore the difference between MongoDB sharding and replication, and explain when each is the most appropriate solution. Both replication and sharding are forms of horizontal scaling to create a high availability (HA) setup.

MongoDB: Sharding vs Replication
Alternatives to Google
Google alternatives at a glance
  • Search engine marketing

Numerous companies and nonprofit organizations offer web search services beyond the Google algorithm. The competition is usually stuck with an outsider status when it comes to their alternatives to Google but they also present interesting approaches and innovative business models that don’t necessarily rely on the advertising industry. The trend toward anonymous web searches is also starting to...

Google alternatives at a glance
PrestaShop – the modular system for e-commerce
PrestaShop: the shop platform with HQ in Europe and Miami
  • CMS

The search for the perfect software to meet your requirements of design and functionality for e-commerce can be a long and tedious affair. Some platforms just don’t quite give you the design you’re after, while others might look great but lack important shop functions like flexible payment methods, legal certainty, or optimization for mobile devices. PrestaShop was developed especially for...

PrestaShop: the shop platform with HQ in Europe and Miami
What is a session ID?
What is a session ID?
  • Technical matters

When a website is visited, the server generates a session ID and assigns it to the user. This session ID is temporarily created by the server and assigned to the user for a during their active session to identify the user and their data exchanges throughout the session.

What is a session ID?
A case for thinking global: Germany’s Impressum laws.
Impressum law: What you need to know about special website credits
  • Digital law

Before a website goes live, website operators should have a legal notice in place, also called an “Impressum”. Most internet pages also require a provider identification. Depending on the industry and the contents of the website, special information must be provided. Otherwise, warnings and fines may be issued.

Impressum law: What you need to know about special website credits
What is a backup?
What is a backup and how does it effectively protect your data?
  • Security

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 backup and how does it effectively protect your data?
Tips for legal certainty for your online store
How to make your online store legally watertight
  • Online sales

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...

How to make your online store legally watertight
What is a botnet?
Botnets: definition and protection tips
  • Security

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.

Botnets: definition and protection tips
Image copyright online
The most important facts on image copyright online
  • Digital law

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.

The most important facts on image copyright online
What is the EU-US Privacy-Shield?
Privacy Shield – controversial data transfer agreement between the EU and the US
  • Digital law

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...

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