Gordon Mackay

Gordon Mackay

Gordon is part of our Fair Tech Policy team where he and his team help businesses navigate the complex multilateral landscape, in which policy-makers play an increasingly prominent role in developing policies and recommendations that guide domestic and regional regulatory action for emerging technologies.

Access Alert | UN Chief Calls for Regulation of Social Media

Access Alert | UN Chief Calls for Regulation of Social Media

In usual tradition, the UN Secretary General (UN SG) opened the Member State Debate at last week’s UN General Assembly....

28 Sep 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | What is the digital agenda at the UN General Assembly?

Access Alert | What is the digital agenda at the UN General Assembly?

Following a hiatus in gatherings in-person, this year’s UN General Assembly is set to bring together a high number of...

23 Sep 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | UN Negotiations Underway to Regulate Cybercrime, the Private Sector Need to Participate Now

Access Alert | UN Negotiations Underway to Regulate Cybercrime, the Private Sector Need to Participate Now

Earlier this year, Member States started negotiations for a legally binding text on cybercrimes, the world’s first of this nature....

2 Aug 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Access Partnership joins collective call against decision to bar organisations from UN cybersecurity negotiations

Access Alert | Access Partnership joins collective call against decision to bar organisations from UN cybersecurity negotiations

Ahead of this week’s meeting of the UN’s Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on cybersecurity, more than 30 non-governmental entities have...

27 Jul 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | UN Appoints Envoy on Technology

Access Alert | UN Appoints Envoy on Technology

On 10 June, the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) António Guterres announced the appointment of Indian national Amandeep...

13 Jun 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Private Sector Needs to Urgently Step Up on Global Digital Compact

Access Alert | Private Sector Needs to Urgently Step Up on Global Digital Compact

Close to one month ago, on 10 May, the UN’s Envoy on Technology published a consultation on their proposed Global...

8 Jun 2022 Opinion
Bloomberg | Adapting to the Climate Crisis by Bridging the Connectivity Divide

Bloomberg | Adapting to the Climate Crisis by Bridging the Connectivity Divide

This article was originally published in Bloomberg on 19 May 2022. Unhampered access to satellite communication tools can serve as...

19 May 2022 Press
Access Alert | UN Announces Creation of an Expert Group to Scrutinise Net-Zero Emission Pledges

Access Alert | UN Announces Creation of an Expert Group to Scrutinise Net-Zero Emission Pledges

The United Nations (UN) recently announced the creation of an expert group with the purpose of analysing corporate pledges on...

18 May 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | UN Envoy on Technology Opens Consultation on Global Digital Compact to enshrine Good Behaviour on the Internet

Access Alert | UN Envoy on Technology Opens Consultation on Global Digital Compact to enshrine Good Behaviour on the Internet

A week ago, on 10 May, the UN’s Envoy on Technology published an open consultation on the upcoming Global Digital...

18 May 2022 Opinion
The Independent | A connectivity revolution to manage climate risks

The Independent | A connectivity revolution to manage climate risks

This article was originally published in The Independent on 21 April 2022.  Unhampered access to satellite communication tools can serve...

21 Apr 2022 Press
Business Reporter | Adapting to the climate crisis by bridging the connectivity divide

Business Reporter | Adapting to the climate crisis by bridging the connectivity divide

This article was originally published in Business Reporter on 14 April 2022.  Enabling more effective access to emerging communication tools can...

14 Apr 2022 Press
Tech Policy Trends 2022 | Post-COP26: Enforcing Accountability Through Standards

Tech Policy Trends 2022 | Post-COP26: Enforcing Accountability Through Standards

This year’s COP26 didn’t result in the meaningful achievements that many climate experts were hoping for. Countries are not on...

25 Jan 2022 Opinion
Tech Policy Podcast | Flash Update: Thoughts on Bill Gates’ New Book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster”

Tech Policy Podcast | Flash Update: Thoughts on Bill Gates’ New Book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster”

In this episode, we are discussing Bill Gates’ new book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” and consider what more...

1 Mar 2021 Webcasts
Sustainability Tracker

Sustainability Tracker

Welcome to the fourth issue of Sustainability Tracker – our monthly update on the most important policy developments tackling the...

18 Feb 2021 Opinion
Tech Policy Podcast | Episode 11: Tech Policy Trends in 2021

Tech Policy Podcast | Episode 11: Tech Policy Trends in 2021

In this episode, we discuss our top 10 tech policy trends for 2021 and how they will impact governments, businesses...

19 Jan 2021 Webcasts
Tech Policy Trends 2021 | 2021: The Super Year for Sustainability and Climate Policy

Tech Policy Trends 2021 | 2021: The Super Year for Sustainability and Climate Policy

In the midst of lockdowns and economic collapse, 2020 was the year in which some of the world’s largest countries,...

15 Jan 2021 Opinion