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.

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 Opinion
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