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Welcome to the second edition of Digital Latam, our executive insight into what is moving technology markets in Latin America....

25 Nov 2020 Opinion
Digital Latam
EBS 2020: Digitalisation Key to Economic Recovery

EBS 2020: Digitalisation Key to Economic Recovery

In the past few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has created economic uncertainty in the European Union, as well as highlighting...

24 Nov 2020 Opinion
Europe and China: A Common Antitrust Goal?

Europe and China: A Common Antitrust Goal?

On 10 November 2020, one day shy of the huge Singles’ Day sale in Asia, we saw antitrust updates emerging...

11 Nov 2020 Opinion
Business Times: PDPA Amendments Could Spur Innovation in Singapore

Business Times: PDPA Amendments Could Spur Innovation in Singapore

The widely anticipated amendments of the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act were passed on Nov 2, 2020. The Singapore government,...

5 Nov 2020 Opinion
Introducing Saudi Arabia’s National Strategy for Data and AI

Introducing Saudi Arabia’s National Strategy for Data and AI

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a growing digital and technological powerhouse. According to the European Centre of Digital Competitiveness...

22 Oct 2020 Opinion
Access Alert: White House Releases National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies

Access Alert: White House Releases National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies

On Thursday 15 October, President Trump released the “National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies”, which aims to maintain American...

16 Oct 2020 Opinion
How Spectrum Can Help Us Modernize Our Grids and Fight Climate Change

How Spectrum Can Help Us Modernize Our Grids and Fight Climate Change

Accustomed to our electric lamps, we often forget that for a large portion of human history the only way to...

8 Oct 2020 Opinion
Digital Latam: The Reality and Cost of Spectrum Rights

Digital Latam: The Reality and Cost of Spectrum Rights

At the beginning of this year, I was reflecting with a friend about the absence of a National Digital Strategy...

8 Oct 2020 Opinion
Access Alert: US Department of Commerce Publishes White Paper in Response to Schrems II

Access Alert: US Department of Commerce Publishes White Paper in Response to Schrems II

On September 28, in response to the Schrems II ruling, the US Department of Commerce, Department of Justice, & Office...

29 Sep 2020 Opinion
Sustainability Tracker: Harmonising Sustainability Policy as a Path to Fair Tech

Sustainability Tracker: Harmonising Sustainability Policy as a Path to Fair Tech

2020 may yet be aptly named if policymakers find vision enough to read the signs through ever-thickening smoke: climate change...

24 Sep 2020 Opinion
Access Alert: Trump Justice Department Proposes Reforms to “Section 230” Online Liability Protections

Access Alert: Trump Justice Department Proposes Reforms to “Section 230” Online Liability Protections

On Wednesday 23 September U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), in response to the President’s May 2020 Executive Order on Preventing...

24 Sep 2020 Opinion
Corporate Compliance Insights: Navigating Business Uncertainty in a New Hong Kong

Corporate Compliance Insights: Navigating Business Uncertainty in a New Hong Kong

Since the Hong Kong National Security Law (NSL) came into effect on 30 June 2020, authorities have wasted no time...

22 Sep 2020 Opinion
Access Alert: U.S. Publishes Restricted Transactions with TikTok and WeChat

Access Alert: U.S. Publishes Restricted Transactions with TikTok and WeChat

Early on Friday 18 September, the U.S. Department of Commerce published two actions restricting transactions with the Chinese owned apps...

18 Sep 2020 Opinion
Consultation on Spanish Telecommunications Law: A Major Regulatory Development for Instant Messaging and VoIP Services

Consultation on Spanish Telecommunications Law: A Major Regulatory Development for Instant Messaging and VoIP Services

A preliminary draft of the new Spanish telecommunication law subjects Internet-based communication providers, of services such as instant messaging and...

16 Sep 2020 Opinion
Global Tech into 2021: International Advisory Board Predictions

Global Tech into 2021: International Advisory Board Predictions

On 29 July, the Access Partnership Advisory Board met to discuss key vectors that will shape policy for the technology...

14 Sep 2020 Opinion
Digital Latam: Who Wants to Talk About Passive Infrastructure?

Digital Latam: Who Wants to Talk About Passive Infrastructure?

There has been an ongoing discussion (and rightly so) about the importance of connectivity and digital services during this pandemic....

8 Sep 2020 Opinion
Digital Latam: Net Neutrality – A Strategic Tool For Society

Digital Latam: Net Neutrality – A Strategic Tool For Society

In the first article of our “Digital Latam” series, dedicated to digital policy developments in Latin America, Access Partnership’s Senior…
26 Aug 2020 Opinion
Access Alert: President Trump’s WeChat Ban Impact on Business Operations

Access Alert: President Trump’s WeChat Ban Impact on Business Operations

TikTok Ban Gets More Press On 6 August 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning transactions related...

24 Aug 2020 Opinion
Q&A with Martha Suarez: We Need to Continue Connecting People

Q&A with Martha Suarez: We Need to Continue Connecting People

In the final interview of our series of Q&As with Access Partnership’s advisory board members, the President of Dynamic Spectrum Alliance…
7 Aug 2020 Opinion
Digital Latam: Smart Cities – The Long Latin American Road

Digital Latam: Smart Cities – The Long Latin American Road

Despite this growing trend of smart cities, the definition and concept have yet to be properly understood or defined. Access…
6 Aug 2020 Opinion
Q&A with Stephen Pattison: The Public Debate About Technology Should Be a Two-Way Exchange

Q&A with Stephen Pattison: The Public Debate About Technology Should Be a Two-Way Exchange

In the penultimate interview of our series of Q&As with Access Partnership’s advisory board members, the Vice President for Public Affairs at Arm,…
30 Jul 2020 Opinion