Anja Engen

Anja is passionate about engaging debate and critical thinking on the relationship between politics and technology, as well as how tech may support sustainable development and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Access Alert | Introducing Saudi Arabia’s National Industry Strategy (NIS)

Access Alert | Introducing Saudi Arabia’s National Industry Strategy (NIS)

On 18 October, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman launched the National Industrial Strategy (NIS), a...

14 Nov 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Developments in Saudi Arabia’s Space Sector

Access Alert | Developments in Saudi Arabia’s Space Sector

On 1 November 2022, the Saudi Cabinet session concluded with key decisions impacting the Saudi space sector. Below are some...

9 Nov 2022 Opinion
Metaverse Dialogue: Reflection 2022

Metaverse Dialogue: Reflection 2022

Watch Metaverse Dialogue: Reflection 2022 Access Partnership launched the Metaverse Policy Lab (MPL) in February 2022 to merge our experience...

9 Nov 2022 Metaverse Policy Lab
Arabian Gulf Business Insight | Egypt’s ‘Golden License’ bonanza aims to plug ailing private sector

Arabian Gulf Business Insight | Egypt’s ‘Golden License’ bonanza aims to plug ailing private sector

This article was originally published in Arabian Gulf Business Insight on 04 November 2022.  President encourages foreign investors Follows Saudi...

7 Nov 2022 Press
Access Alert | CITC Publishes Whitepaper on Blockchain as a Regulatory Tool

Access Alert | CITC Publishes Whitepaper on Blockchain as a Regulatory Tool

On 12 October 2022, the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) published a whitepaper addressing the role of blockchain...

13 Oct 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
Arab News | Aboard the metaverse, business should not lose touch with reality

Arab News | Aboard the metaverse, business should not lose touch with reality

This article was originally published in Arab News on 7 August 2022. The metaverse, a $1 trillion annual revenue opportunity, has increasingly...

8 Aug 2022 Metaverse Policy Lab
Access Alert | Introducing Iraq’s Cloud Computing Policy

Access Alert | Introducing Iraq’s Cloud Computing Policy

On 20 June 2022, the Iraqi Communications and Media Commission (CMC) published its Draft Cloud Computing Policy. The Policy aims...

24 Jun 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Introducing Iraq’s Draft Data Classification Policy

Access Alert | Introducing Iraq’s Draft Data Classification Policy

On 20 June 2022, Iraq’s regulator, the Communications and Media Commission (CMC), announced the public consultation on the Draft Data...

22 Jun 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Disney+ Launch in MENA from a Regulatory Compliance Perspective

Access Alert | Disney+ Launch in MENA from a Regulatory Compliance Perspective

Disney+, the in-house streaming service of the global entertainment giant Disney, is officially launching in 16 markets across the wider...

8 Jun 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | CITC Launches the Emerging Technologies Regulatory Sandbox

Access Alert | CITC Launches the Emerging Technologies Regulatory Sandbox

In line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has launched the Emerging Technologies Regulatory...

11 May 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Introducing Saudi Arabia’s Draft Regulations on Net Neutrality

Access Alert | Introducing Saudi Arabia’s Draft Regulations on Net Neutrality

Saudi Arabia’s technology and telecommunications regulator, the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), has launched a public consultation to provide...

28 Apr 2022 Opinion
Arab News | Energy-guzzling data centers must drive toward green cloud computing

Arab News | Energy-guzzling data centers must drive toward green cloud computing

This article was originally published in Arab News on 19 April 2022. Building vast data centers around the world has raised concerns...

20 Apr 2022 Press
E-commerce in Iraq: Exploring Untapped Markets in the Middle East

E-commerce in Iraq: Exploring Untapped Markets in the Middle East

Despite the economic and political turbulence of the last two years, the Iraqi entrepreneurial scene has not slowed down. In...

24 Mar 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Jordan’s Draft National Charter for the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence is Open for Public Consultation

Access Alert | Jordan’s Draft National Charter for the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence is Open for Public Consultation

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship (MoDEE) announced on 10 February 2022 the public consultation on the draft National...

10 Feb 2022 Opinion
Music Streaming Platforms in the Middle East – Growing Market Opportunities and Regulatory Considerations

Music Streaming Platforms in the Middle East – Growing Market Opportunities and Regulatory Considerations

Music streaming services have taken centre stage across the global music industry – and the Middle East (MENA) region is...

10 Feb 2022 Opinion