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Women in Tech Podcast | Ethics and Technology: Can they coexist?

In this episode, Access Partnership’s Policy Manager, Sofia Tirini, interviews Dr. Stephanie Hare, a noted expert in the field of...

6 Oct 2022 Opinion
Women in Tech Podcast | Ethics and Technology: Can they coexist?
Interoperability and the Future of the Metaverse

Interoperability and the Future of the Metaverse

Access Partnership’s Metaverse Policy Lab launched the fourth session of the Metaverse Dialogue Webinar Series, entitled “Interoperability and the Future...

5 Oct 2022 Metaverse Policy Lab
Saudi Arabia’s Global AI Summit: points of interest for the industry

Saudi Arabia’s Global AI Summit: points of interest for the industry

The 2nd Global AI Summit, organised by Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA), was held from 13 to 15 September...

5 Oct 2022 Opinion
The ITU’s Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 First Week

The ITU’s Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 First Week

Kick-off The International Telecommunication Union’s 2022 Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-22) opened on 26 September in Bucharest, Romania. Over 3,000 participants from...

5 Oct 2022 Opinion
Manned and unmanned aircraft: how can they coexist? The latest developments to secure drone integration in airports around the world

Manned and unmanned aircraft: how can they coexist? The latest developments to secure drone integration in airports around the world

It is no secret that the presence of drones in our daily lives has raised many questions, ranging from “are...

5 Oct 2022 Opinion
Drones at mass events: from rogue observers to future enforcers? The role of UAVs at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Drones at mass events: from rogue observers to future enforcers? The role of UAVs at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Human nature is fascinating. We continuously extend our capabilities through outstanding discoveries or technological innovations, and sight is a clear...

4 Oct 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | UN Chief Calls for Regulation of Social Media

Access Alert | UN Chief Calls for Regulation of Social Media

In usual tradition, the UN Secretary General (UN SG) opened the Member State Debate at last week’s UN General Assembly....

28 Sep 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | India Launches a Consultation on the New Telecommunications Bill 2022 

Access Alert | India Launches a Consultation on the New Telecommunications Bill 2022 

With a population of around 1.4 billion people, India is now the world’s second largest telecommunication ecosystem. The current regulatory...

27 Sep 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | What is the digital agenda at the UN General Assembly?

Access Alert | What is the digital agenda at the UN General Assembly?

Following a hiatus in gatherings in-person, this year’s UN General Assembly is set to bring together a high number of...

23 Sep 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Saudi Arabia modernizes their licensing process for non-terrestrial telecommunications

Access Alert | Saudi Arabia modernizes their licensing process for non-terrestrial telecommunications

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Saudi Arabia’s digital regulator, has been working in the last couple of years...

22 Sep 2022 Opinion
How do we manage multiple identities in the Metaverse?

How do we manage multiple identities in the Metaverse?

Last week, Access Partnership kicked off its third session of the Metaverse Dialogue Webinar Series – Digital Identities in the...

20 Sep 2022 Metaverse Policy Lab
Access Alert | Amendments to the French Numbering Plan (Again…!) 

Access Alert | Amendments to the French Numbering Plan (Again…!) 

In 2016, the French regulatory authority (ARCEP) initiated an extensive process aimed at updating the framework governing the assignment and...

20 Sep 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | President Joe Biden Signs Executive Order Sharpening Review of Foreign Investment in American Technology

Access Alert | President Joe Biden Signs Executive Order Sharpening Review of Foreign Investment in American Technology

On September 15, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) aimed at intensifying the federal government’s review of foreign...

16 Sep 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | US FCC to Set Five-Year Deadline for Deorbiting LEO Satellites

Access Alert | US FCC to Set Five-Year Deadline for Deorbiting LEO Satellites

On September 8, 2022, the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) issued a Draft Report and Order (IB Docket No. 18-313)...

12 Sep 2022 Opinion
Liz Truss has become the 56th Prime Minister of the UK: What does this mean for Tech?

Liz Truss has become the 56th Prime Minister of the UK: What does this mean for Tech?

Liz Truss has become the 56th Prime Minister of the UK and the third woman to hold the role. She...

6 Sep 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Brazil’s DPA Opens consultations on Personal Data Protection Regulation and Regulatory Agenda

Access Alert | Brazil’s DPA Opens consultations on Personal Data Protection Regulation and Regulatory Agenda

Through two different public consultations, launched on 5 and 16 August, Brazil’s National Data Protection Authority (ANPD) is seeking views...

26 Aug 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Chile issues public tender to build a Space Centre

Access Alert | Chile issues public tender to build a Space Centre

Last week, the Government of Chile announced the launch of public tender to build the National Space Centre and two...

19 Aug 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Colombia’s Petro Targets Digital Platforms Through Tax Reform

Access Alert | Colombia’s Petro Targets Digital Platforms Through Tax Reform

A day after assuming office, Gustavo Petro, the first left-wing president in Colombia’s history, unveiled a tax proposal to raise...

12 Aug 2022 Opinion
Digital Labelling: The Future of Smarter Food Labelling in Asia

Digital Labelling: The Future of Smarter Food Labelling in Asia

Digital labelling has been increasingly prevalent in Asia, with an 83% increase in the use of QR codes observed between...

11 Aug 2022 Opinion
Women in Tech Podcast | Roe v Wade: Should women be worried about their data? with Melanie Garson

Women in Tech Podcast | Roe v Wade: Should women be worried about their data? with Melanie Garson

In this episode, Access Partnership’s Senior Policy Manager, Melissa Govender, interviews Melanie Garson. Melanie has a wealth of experience working...

8 Aug 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Biden Administration Releases New National Orbital Debris Implementation Plan 

Access Alert | Biden Administration Releases New National Orbital Debris Implementation Plan 

On July 28, 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued the National Orbital Debris Implementation...

5 Aug 2022 Opinion