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Policy Rocket Club December 16, 2019 Allied for Startups launches 🚀 The Rocket Club 🚀

Startups and scaleups live and flourish in ecosystems of talent (entrepreneurs & employees, mentors), investors (angel investors, venture capital firms, crowdfunding, etc), support organisations (incubators, accelerators, startup associations, hubs, etc), users, universities, governments, and corporations. Startup ecosystems have a positive impact on society and the economy. They contribute to various areas from job creation, open …

Startups October 29, 2019 Startups and Digital Sovereignty

What is the role of startups in the debate on digital sovereignty? As the digital economy permeates our lives on all fronts, can concepts like digital sovereignty be discussed without startups?…

Policy April 5, 2019 Startup Communities look ahead with policy recommendations

We presented 11 concrete policy recommendations for European leaders at the Startup Europe Summit in Cluj. At Startup Europe Summit, Allied for Startups coordinated with Startup Europe the publication of “Startup Policy Ideas”…

Data September 29, 2018 Why Data Protection & Data Localisation Don’t Mix Well

Data localisation measures run contrary to best practises in lawmaking. Besides increasing cost and decreasing choice for users, they are bad news for startups globally. Contrary to their intent, such measures make data protection harder. Data protection is in startups’ DNA. While some applications are indispensable for users, deletion is only a click away if …

Privacy January 4, 2018 GDPR for Startups in Practise

This is the story of Aplyfifi – a name that stands for thousands of startups in Europe that are platforms, third party providers and will have to become data protection compliant by March. The idea is simple: a one-click application. Allowing visitors of your website to drag+drop their CV into a widget, and then follow …

Data Open Letter May 11, 2016 Startups rely instinctively on cross-border data flows

Open Letter to Commissioner Jourová and Secretary Pritzker.