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    • Free flow of non-personal data ensured

      Free flow of non-personal data ensured

      The European Commission has lifted geographic restrictions on the free flow of non-personal data between EU Member States as of 28 May. As part of EU's Digital Single Market strategy and together with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which started to apply one year ago, the new Regulation on the free flow of non-personal data, considered to be the first of its kind in the world, provides for a stable legal and business environment on data processing.

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    • Microsoft creates DNA drive

      Microsoft creates DNA drive

      Microsoft is on its way to replacing optical-storage systems like Facebook's Blue-ray disc-based cold storage by booting up the first “DNA drive” for storing data. Developed by the tech giant and researchers from the University of Washington, the photocopier sized device now could successfully automate the process of translating digital information into DNA and back to bit.

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    • Google introduces new search engine for finding datasets

      Google introduces new search engine for finding datasets

      There's a sea of open research data available on the web, but we can all agree it can be time-consuming to sift through those sites to get at the data. Moreover it is not always presented in an easy-to-parse format. Google hopes it can make that information more accessible to scientists, journalists and plain old data junkies with its new Dataset Search feature.

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