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New Wiper Malware Highlights Threat to Law Firms and Consultancies

DLA Piper's breach by the Petya malware should be a wake-up call to companies that deal with sensitive information. Among…
6 Jul 2017 Opinion

Five Eyes Communiqué Heralds Potential Reigniting of Crypto Wars

Some institutions in The Five Eyes countries have always wanted to weaken cryptography, but others have stood as a bulwark against…
6 Jul 2017 Opinion

Election Special

Theresa May's announcement of a snap election took the policy world by surprise. Our Director of EMEA Public Policy, Matthew…
19 Apr 2017 Opinion

The Final (Brexit) Countdown

Lord Kerr had never imagined the United Kingdom would leave the European Union when he drafted the text of Article…
6 Apr 2017 Opinion

Business-to-Business Platforms and Intermediary Liability

How do you stand on an unbalanced platform? Public Policy Manager Matt Allison looks at the Commission's evolving response to…
27 Mar 2017 Opinion

WikiLeaks’ Vault 7: CIA Gives a Free Lesson in Personal Cyber Security

Ryan Johnson talks about the tantalizing trove of Vault 7. But what lessons does it have for our own cybersecurity?
8 Mar 2017 Opinion

ICANN Can Help China Secure Cyberspace

Managing Director of Access Partnership, Gregory Francis, on China's approach to regulation and ICANN.
7 Mar 2017 Opinion

A Template for Adequacy: EU Pitches for Data Protection Gold Standard

Unnoticed by Brussels-watchers, the European Commission is moving ahead with promoting their data protection regime. Matt Allison on their endgame…
9 Feb 2017 Opinion

Cloud computing: Lonely wanderer no more?

Cloud computing has enjoyed relative freedom from regulation but, as the services they provide grow in importance, this might change,…
3 Oct 2016 Opinion

Brexit: Questions to the Prime Minister

Theresa May is prime minister - nine weeks sooner than she expected.  Brexit will surely define her premiership, but she must…
13 Jul 2016 Opinion

Taxation and the Digital Economy: Closing the Loop

The digital economy grows faster than policy-makers can legislate for taxation, just as the public is paying more attention to…
29 Mar 2016 Opinion

Will the Digital Single Market save the EU?

If the EU is to keep Britain in, it should be more customer-facing, as Matthew McDermott, our EMEA Public Policy…
23 Mar 2016 Opinion

Access Alert: Behind the EU-US Privacy Shield – What is ‘Safe Harbour 2.0’?

The 'EU-US Privacy Shield' is hailed as 'Safe Harbour 2.0', but hurdles remain, and even clearing them is no guarantee…
10 Feb 2016 Opinion

Battles to come over TPP for tech

The hard work of negotiating the largest multilateral trade deal in history may have wrapped up last October in Atlanta,…
20 Jan 2016 Opinion

Drone regulations must have public confidence to secure industry’s future

The industry must actively work with markets developing regulations to ensure that the public are talking about how we exploit…
24 Sep 2015 Opinion

Is Britain going to see the return of the Lord Chamberlain?

Staff member Mike Laughton was following the Queen's Speech. Although it's known around the world as a chance for the…
3 Jun 2015 Opinion