Anja Engen

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

Access Alert: Key takeaways from the ITU Council 2024

Access Alert: Key takeaways from the ITU Council 2024

Background The annual meeting of the ITU Council took place in Geneva from 4-14 June 2024. This year, the Council...

20 Jun 2024 Opinion
Access Alert: Norway is building its AI capabilities to align with its neighbours

Access Alert: Norway is building its AI capabilities to align with its neighbours

With the increased attention it is giving to artificial intelligence (AI), it is clear that the Norwegian government seeks to...

7 May 2024 Opinion
Access Partnership contributes to Agile Nations’ policy paper on the Responsible Metaverse Self-Governance Framework

Access Partnership contributes to Agile Nations’ policy paper on the Responsible Metaverse Self-Governance Framework

As part of the Agile Nations Metaverse Working Group under the UAE Ministry of Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, & Remote...

13 Oct 2023 Metaverse Policy Lab Opinion
Access Alert: Key takeaways from the AI for Good Global Summit 2023

Access Alert: Key takeaways from the AI for Good Global Summit 2023

What direction should AI policy and regulation take? This was one of the major questions addressed at the AI for...

14 Jul 2023 Opinion
Access Alert: SDAIA unveils Executive Regulation of Personal Data Protection Law

Access Alert: SDAIA unveils Executive Regulation of Personal Data Protection Law

On 11 July 2023, the Saudi Data and AI Authority (SDAIA) unveiled the Executive Regulation of the Personal Data Protection...

14 Jul 2023 Opinion
Harnessing AI as a Content Moderation Tool

Harnessing AI as a Content Moderation Tool

On 30 May, Access Partnership hosted a webinar on the far-reaching implications of AI-generated content and the platforms that facilitate...

30 May 2023 AI Policy Lab
Access Alert | UAE government calls to formulate advanced regulations for the metaverse

Access Alert | UAE government calls to formulate advanced regulations for the metaverse

Following the launch of the Dubai Metaverse Strategy at the Dubai Metaverse Assembly, the UAE government is formulating draft regulations...

13 Jan 2023 Metaverse Policy Lab Opinion
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
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
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
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