Last week, Nextcoud CEO Frank Karlitschek appeared on one of Germany’s biggest public service TV broadcaster’s: ZDF. Watch the news item by ZDF here.
Interviewed in Nextcloud’s Berlin office, Frank explains the challenge the company faces up against big tech giants like Google and Microsoft.
Solutions like Nextcloud aren’t given fair opportunity in the marketplace due to these pre-installed packages that provide customers no choice.
The Digital Markets Act forges change
However, the EU wants to take action with the Digital Markets Act or DMA. Now applicable this May, the DMA aims to ensure that “gatekeeper” companies behave in a fair and transparent way online. Through limiting power and sanctions, no longer will Big Tech companies be able to force vendor lock-in and give unfair priority to their own services. For example, Apple will no longer be allowed to give preference to its own payment service in its App Store and Microsoft will no longer be allowed to pre-install its various services as a package.
Leading competition commissioner and politician Margrethe Vestager is fighting for fairer practices in the EU.
Through stricter rules, market investigations to regulate them and consequences like fines, hopefully gatekeeper companies will adhere and make the market more open.
Starting December 1st, 2023, Jamaican businesses will be officially held liable for privacy violations under the Data Protection Act. Passed in June 2020, the Data Protection Act provides guidelines on how personal data should be handled in physical or electronic form. All businesses that manage customer data must familiarize themselves with the rules of this […]
As part of Schleswig-Holstein's state digitization strategy, the state chancellery has announced they will work with Nextcloud to develop AI for working with government documents. This comes just after we announced the first private AI assistant last weekend with Hub 6. The German state already uses Nextcloud and their AI strategy aligns with our work on ethical, local AI technologies.
Our latest release supports a healthy meeting culture, introduces the Nextcloud Assistant and emphasizes user-centric design, transparency and user control. Thank you to our community! 💙 Nextcloud would not be the same without our dedicated, encouraging community. A huge thank you to the thousands of community members for making this release the best it can […]
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