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Microsoft mulls ‘German-controlled’ cloud data centre to instil cyber confidence

The head of Microsoft Germany has said the company is considering the possibility of working with partners to develop a cloud data centre based in Germany, with the aim of alleviating national concerns over cyber security. 16 Sep 2014

EU 'cookie laws' set for further overhaul

EU rules on 'cookies' are set to overhauled again in a move backed by the head of the European Commission. 12 Sep 2014

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