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Brexit Brief: Who Can Get a Deal Through?

The prime minister can change – the dilemmas won’t.  A change of the office-holder – even of the governing party…
12 Dec 2018 Opinion

Introducing the new European Electronic Communications Code (EECC)

The sweeping update to European telecoms legislation — the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) — was formally adopted in December 2018.…
10 Dec 2018 Opinion

Brexit Brief: Over to London

After 17 months of negotiations, it only took EU leaders 38 minutes to rubber stamp the divorce papers. The long…
29 Nov 2018 Opinion

France’s AI Funding Can’t Match China’s, But It Doesn’t Need To

In France, a crucial EUR 1.5 billion investment over the next four years will create an AI ecosystem with the…
27 Nov 2018 Opinion

Is Europe Cyber Ready?

On 16 November, POLITICO gathered policy-makers, experts, regulators and industry leaders at the Résidence Palace in Brussels to debate whether…
23 Nov 2018 Opinion

Taking Stock of IGF 2018: The Point of No Return on Internet Regulation?

The UN Internet Governance Forum, held annually since 2006, was in Paris from 12 to 14 November. Access Partnership were...

21 Nov 2018 Opinion

HAPS: Connecting the Unconnected in Mexico

High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) can meet the growing demand for high-capacity broadband networks, particularly in underserved areas. In a…
14 Nov 2018 Opinion

Tapping into the Connected Cars Market: What You Need to Know

Driving, still fundamentally similar to when the automobile was first popularised through the 1920s, has long been targeted for digital…
7 Nov 2018 Opinion

Brexit Brief: Budget Offers Cash Prize for Brexit Deal

The last UK budget before Brexit could have been one timed for an election. It announced significant spending increases on…
1 Nov 2018 Opinion

2018 Budget: Key Talking Points

On 29 October, Philip Hammond delivered his third budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer – and the last before the…
1 Nov 2018 Opinion
Lessons from the Cathay Breach: Time to Talk Data Classification

Lessons from the Cathay Breach: Time to Talk Data Classification

“It’s not if, but when”, a phrase almost guaranteed to creep into any event with information security on the menu. Yet beyond the roundtables and fora increasingly devoted to cybersecurity and data privacy, this phrase took on a very real meaning as households in the SAR awoke on October 25th to the possibility that their personal information had been leaked along with some 9 million other Cathay Pacific accounts breached earlier this year.

29 Oct 2018 Opinion

Walking the Talk: Can Canada Champion the AI Revolution?

Canada, like many countries, is pitching to lead the fourth industrial revolution and “own the artificial intelligence century.” These moves…
25 Oct 2018 Opinion

Thailand 4.0: Digital ID, Cybersecurity, and Personal Data Protection Developments

As the Thai government prepares for its Thailand 4.0 economic model with hopes that it will elevate the nation’s status to a…
24 Oct 2018 Opinion
Capital Markets for Inclusive Growth

Capital Markets for Inclusive Growth

How a multi-dimensional approach can accelerate financial inclusion.

19 Oct 2018 Opinion

Brussels Summit Special: Another Year of Brexit Brief Beckons

The moment of truth has been delayed – again.  Barely days after confirming an extraordinary summit would occur in November,…
18 Oct 2018 Opinion

Singapore’s ‘Fake News’ Crack Down: Will Actions Speak Louder than Words?

On 20 September 2018, Singapore’s Deliberate Online Falsehoods Committee released a report offering 22 recommendations to address “deliberate online falsehoods” — what…
17 Oct 2018 Opinion

Brexit Brief: The Sound of Silence

Brexit negotiators have gone quiet on both sides – at least at their respective centres in London and Brussels. They…
10 Oct 2018 Opinion

HAPS/RPAS: Time for the Bird to Fly the Nest

On 13 September, Access Partnership hosted a roundtable discussion on the role of High-Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) and Remotely Piloted…
4 Oct 2018 Events

Brexit Brief: Prime Minister on the Defensive After Salzburg Summit Fallout

The Salzburg summit was billed as a chance for Prime Minister Theresa May to gather warm words of support about…
27 Sep 2018 Opinion