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Navigating Through the Regulatory Channels: A To-Do List for Satellite Service Operators and End Users

For a multinational company interested in expanding its portfolio, the patchwork regulatory landscape can be intimidating. Industry actors must comb…
31 Aug 2018 Opinion

HM Treasury Opens Investigation on Data, Competition, and Digital Markets

In early August, the UK government appointed former Obama advisor Professor Jason Furman to lead a review of data and…
29 Aug 2018 Opinion

Brexit Brief: Negotiations Pick Up the Pace. Will They Gain Momentum?

Brexit negotiations will accelerate dramatically, now moving from discrete rounds of monthly talks to one long set of ongoing talks…
22 Aug 2018 Opinion

Access Partnership Co-Writes a Paper on Cybersecurity Culture, Norms and Values

Access Partnership's Ryan Johnson co-wrote a background paper to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Best Practices Forum on Cybersecurity. The paper is focusing…
17 Aug 2018 Opinion

Leading by Example: the UAE’s Bid to Champion the AI Revolution

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been hailed as a transformative, revolutionary technology at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution. Nations world-wide…
15 Aug 2018 Opinion

Brexit Brief: A Warning, a Summit, and a Charm Offensive – but Still No Deal

While parliament has broken up for its summer recess, Prime Minister Theresa May has been busy dispatching ministers to EU…
8 Aug 2018 Opinion

GDPR: The Fines are Coming

Enforcement actions for breaches of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could come before the end of the year,…
27 Jul 2018 Opinion

Brexit Wrap-Up: The State of Play Before Summer Break

After a year of slow progress, internal disputes and a position that fluctuates from one summit to another, the March…
23 Jul 2018 Opinion

Smart Cities Require More than the Buenos Aires Declaration

The Buenos Aires Declaration rightly acknowledges the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) in enabling…
19 Jul 2018 Opinion

What Happens Next in the US-China Trade War?

On Tuesday 10 July, the Trump administration threw another curveball in the spiralling US-China trade war with a fresh tariff…
13 Jul 2018 Opinion

France-UK Digital Colloque

On 5 July the French government hosted the France-UK Digital Colloque, the latest of a series on the France-UK Data Innovation Taskforce Report, published…
12 Jul 2018 Events

Times are e-Changing: Progress on the ePrivacy Regulation

On 17 July, attachés from the EU member states will once again meet to discuss the Regulation on Privacy and…
12 Jul 2018 Opinion

Brexit Brief: Brexiteers Walk

The British Secretary of State for Exiting the EU and the Foreign Secretary have resigned from the government, saying they…
11 Jul 2018 Opinion

ASEAN Smart Cities: What About the Governance Issues?

As the ASEAN Chair this year, Singapore is proposing an ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) framework that will create a…
10 Jul 2018 Opinion

What to Do When Your Hacker Is a Nation State?

Companies have learned to deal with cyber criminals going after their data, whether sophisticated transnational crime syndicates or the “somebody sitting on…
5 Jul 2018 Opinion

Curtain Call for the Bulgarian Presidency

Amidst the drama of a marathon late night European Council summit at the end of June, the six-month Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the…
3 Jul 2018 Opinion

Four Takeaways from the Future of Digital Disruption

On 28 June, Access Partnership looked into the future at the Digital Leadership Forum’s event on “the Future of Digital…
2 Jul 2018 Events

Brexit Brief: A Watershed Moment, and a Post-Watershed Moment

The EU Withdrawal Bill has become law 11-and-a-half months after first being introduced in parliament.  The EU Withdrawal Act, as…
27 Jun 2018 Opinion

Free Flow Flows Freely; Copyright Headed for Plenary Showdown

EU legislators took big steps forward on two Digital Single Market files this week, as both the Free Flow of non-personal Data Regulation and…
22 Jun 2018 Opinion

Drone Futures: How the UK Can Lead from the Front

A techUK event on 13 June brought together manufacturers, policy-makers, regulators, and professional users to explore the policy challenges around…
20 Jun 2018 Events