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John Vassallo on how ICTs Can Contribute to the Green Economy

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mary walshe says: 23 Feb 2010 13:57

Vassallo mentioned that US companies like Swift had moved to EU to avoid complications with data transfer.New development in Brussels where the provisional agreement to transfer bank information to the US has been stopped due to concerns about protection of EU citizens' data.

a.o brien says: 23 Feb 2010 13:49

iiea are ahead of the curve here -note seminar on same topic in Brussels on 24 Feb. at which a Green Charter will be signed by major EU cities who have signed up to use ICT to promote energy efficiences

bart enright says: 23 Feb 2010 13:43

The proposals sound very interesting but there are huge legal impediments to same

jane doorley says: 22 Feb 2010 18:10

this event was really fascinating - the concept of Ireland as a zone with data immunity where the privacy law of the country of the origin of the data prevails and is protected by a Vienna Convention type legislative framework presents a vision for future competitiveness for Ireland - this requires some thinking

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About this Event

19 Feb 2010 @ 12:45

How ICTs Can Contribute to the Green Economy

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About the Speech:

In a Communication released in March 2009, the Commission called on Member States and industry to mobilise ICTs to improve energy efficiency and announced its intention to set out concrete measures that will pave the way for ICTs to contribute to energy efficiency gains and emissions reductions. In his speech, Mr. John Vassallo discussed the potential role of ICTs in helping Member States meet their emission reduction targets and ICTs potential role in facilitating the transition to an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy. 

About the Speaker:

Mr. John Vassallo is Microsoft Vice President of EU Affairs as well as Associate General Counsel for the company. He leads Microsofts EU Corporate Affairs and Regulatory team. He is also Former Chair of AmCham EU, the organization in Brussels that represents 140 companies of US parentage at the European Institutions.

 

Theme: Energy and Climate Change  Digital Future 

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