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Tech Policy Trends 2021 | Covid-19 and Tech Policy: Driving Digital Transformation

Few of us need reminding of the far-reaching effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has touched almost all areas of...

15 Jan 2021 Opinion
Tech Policy Trends 2021 | Covid-19 and Tech Policy: Driving Digital Transformation
Access Alert: Polish Prime Minister Takes Stance on Social Media and Freedom of Speech

Access Alert: Polish Prime Minister Takes Stance on Social Media and Freedom of Speech

The Polish Prime Minister has joined the global discussion on freedom of speech and digital platform regulations in a social...

13 Jan 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: President Trump Signs Executive Order Effectively Banning Eight Chinese Apps

Access Alert: President Trump Signs Executive Order Effectively Banning Eight Chinese Apps

On 5 January 2021, U.S. President Trump signed an executive order effectively banning the use of eight major Chinese apps...

7 Jan 2021 Opinion
Guiding the Evolution of Smart Cities

Guiding the Evolution of Smart Cities

This deep dive article reviews the key components of a smart city and the policy considerations that must be addressed…
6 Jan 2021 Opinion
AfCFTA, Tech, and Africa 2063

AfCFTA, Tech, and Africa 2063

In the midst of a rather frightening global context, on 1 January 2021 there was a lot more to talk...

4 Jan 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: UK Competition Watchdog Proposes New Regulatory Regime for Tech Sector

Access Alert: UK Competition Watchdog Proposes New Regulatory Regime for Tech Sector

On 8 December, the Competition Markets Authority (CMA) presented its proposal to the UK government for a new regulatory regime...

14 Dec 2020 Opinion
Next Generation of OTT Regulations – Will Your Service be Regulated?

Next Generation of OTT Regulations – Will Your Service be Regulated?

DLA Piper and Access Partnership recently hosted a webinar on the next generation of Over-the-Top (OTT) regulations. A panel of...

8 Dec 2020 Opinion
Access Alert: President Trump Signs Executive Order to Promote the Use of Trustworthy AI in Government

Access Alert: President Trump Signs Executive Order to Promote the Use of Trustworthy AI in Government

On Thursday, December 3rd, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) on Promoting the Use of Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence in...

4 Dec 2020 Opinion
Tech Policy Trends 2020: Did We Get Them Right?

Tech Policy Trends 2020: Did We Get Them Right?

As our team is busy surveying the technology sector environment for our Tech Policy Trends 2021 report, to be released…
1 Dec 2020 Opinion
IoT Tech Expo Europe 2020: Challenges and Opportunities in the IoT Landscape

IoT Tech Expo Europe 2020: Challenges and Opportunities in the IoT Landscape

The first day of the IoT Tech Expo Europe 2020, Tuesday 24 November, hosted the panel “It’s a Smart World...

30 Nov 2020 Opinion
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
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