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Telesemana | Using Antitrust Policy to Scrutinize Big Tech: Developments in Latin America

Over the last year, the so-called Big Tech have been the target of increased scrutiny from lawmakers and competition authorities...

20 Oct 2021 Opinion
Telesemana | Using Antitrust Policy to Scrutinize Big Tech: Developments in Latin America
El Pais | Connectivity Plans for Digital Transformation

El Pais | Connectivity Plans for Digital Transformation

Digital transformation, including the appropriation of digital technologies, must be strategically planned. This means defining the final objective of digital...

20 Oct 2021 Opinion
Access Alert | South Africa Releases IMT Spectrum Auction Dates

Access Alert | South Africa Releases IMT Spectrum Auction Dates

In March 2021, the North Gauteng High Court barred telecommunications regulator, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) from auctioning...

4 Oct 2021 Opinion
UK’s 10 Year Plan to Become Global AI Superpower

UK’s 10 Year Plan to Become Global AI Superpower

The UK recently published its National AI Strategy, detailing its plan to become a leading global AI superpower within the...

30 Sep 2021 Opinion
UN General Assembly: What to Expect in Digital Policy

UN General Assembly: What to Expect in Digital Policy

‘Our Common Agenda’, published on September 10, outlines a vision for the UN over the next 25 years, addressing sustainability,...

29 Sep 2021 Opinion
Will a Change in Leadership Slow Down Japan’s Digitalisation Efforts?

Will a Change in Leadership Slow Down Japan’s Digitalisation Efforts?

Since the surprise resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga earlier this year, the ruling LDP party has been thrown...

27 Sep 2021 Opinion
Channel News Asia: How Video-Streaming Platforms Feed Hate and Sow Divisions and What We Can Do About It

Channel News Asia: How Video-Streaming Platforms Feed Hate and Sow Divisions and What We Can Do About It

This article was originally published on Channel News Asia on 19 September 2021. Any story about terrorism usually begins with...

20 Sep 2021 Opinion
UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Lays Groundwork for Domestic Reform Agenda

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, Lays Groundwork for Domestic Reform Agenda

Following Wednesday’s PMQs, Boris Johnson revealed his first major re-shuffle of his senior ministerial team. Johnson made use of this...

17 Sep 2021 Opinion
Digital Latam

Digital Latam

The September edition of Digital Latam takes an in-depth look at the latest digital developments in the leading regional markets....

15 Sep 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: First “Anti-Google Law” Passed in South Korea – Who Regulates the Digital Gatekeepers?

Access Alert: First “Anti-Google Law” Passed in South Korea – Who Regulates the Digital Gatekeepers?

On 14 September, 2021, the proposed amendments to the Telecommunications Business Act (TBA) – more affectionately termed the “Anti-Google Law”...

14 Sep 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: Saudi Arabia Seeking Public-Private Partnership Support for Tech Leadership

Access Alert: Saudi Arabia Seeking Public-Private Partnership Support for Tech Leadership

On 24 August, the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) hosted the Digital Technology Forum in Riyadh. The panel...

9 Sep 2021 Opinion
Introducing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Introducing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

On August 10, the U.S. Senate passed H.R.3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by a bipartisan vote of 69-30....

24 Aug 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: Nigerian Government Tightens Grip on Tech Sector

Access Alert: Nigerian Government Tightens Grip on Tech Sector

The Nigerian Government has plans to introduce a series of strict obligations for stakeholders in the tech sector, including new...

18 Aug 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: Introducing Saudi Arabia’s E-Government Regulatory Framework

Access Alert: Introducing Saudi Arabia’s E-Government Regulatory Framework

On Sunday 1st of August, the recently established Saudi Digital Government Authority (DGA) issued the Kingdom’s E-Government Regulatory Framework. This...

3 Aug 2021 Opinion
COVID, Cyber, and Congress: What’s Next for Federal IT Modernization?

COVID, Cyber, and Congress: What’s Next for Federal IT Modernization?

On 14 July 2021, Access Partnership and BSA | The Software Alliance co-hosted an hour-long discussion on the Biden Administration...

22 Jul 2021 Opinion
Business Day: The West Looks on as Africa Opts for China’s Digital Silk Road Programme

Business Day: The West Looks on as Africa Opts for China’s Digital Silk Road Programme

This article was originally published on Business Day on 18 July 2021. How has the West attempted to counter China’s influence...

19 Jul 2021 Opinion
Preparing for the Green Future: Fit for 55

Preparing for the Green Future: Fit for 55

The much anticipated ‘Fit for 55’ proposal will be introduced on July 14 by the European Commission. Part of the...

14 Jul 2021 Opinion
Smart Grids: The Challenge of Ultra-Reliable Communications

Smart Grids: The Challenge of Ultra-Reliable Communications

In what many are calling a Sustainability Super Year, policymakers are rushing to integrate technical solutions into the value chain...

13 Jul 2021 Opinion
MWC 21: Build Back Better Through Partnerships

MWC 21: Build Back Better Through Partnerships

MWC Barcelona (formerly Mobile World Congress) has expanded beyond a mobile phone trade show, becoming the de facto global meeting...

7 Jul 2021 Opinion
Access Alert | Kuwait’s First Comprehensive Data Privacy Protection Regulation  

Access Alert | Kuwait’s First Comprehensive Data Privacy Protection Regulation  

Kuwait’s Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) has recently drafted Kuwait’s first comprehensive Data Privacy Protection Regulation (the Regulation). This new Regulation seeks to address an important regulatory gap in...

2 Jul 2021 Opinion
Fair Tech Forum | Don’t Break it Before You Make it: The Economic Benefits of Regulatory Compliance

Fair Tech Forum | Don’t Break it Before You Make it: The Economic Benefits of Regulatory Compliance

There has been a growing spotlight on technology companies and their failure to comply with regulation in recent years. Access...

30 Jun 2021 Opinion