Mike Laughton

Mike leads Access Partnership’s UK policy work. His main expertise lies in telecom and supply chain resilience, data policy, and online safety.

Access Alert: UK’s “Pro-Innovation Approach” to AI – Outlier or Opportunity?

Access Alert: UK’s “Pro-Innovation Approach” to AI – Outlier or Opportunity?

The UK government has unveiled its response to the AI White Paper consultation, through which the Department for Science, Innovation...

6 Feb 2024 Latest AI Thought Leadership
Access Alert: AI Safety Summit – global declaration and landmark agreements

Access Alert: AI Safety Summit – global declaration and landmark agreements

The AI Safety Summit 2023 took place at Bletchley Park in the UK this week, uniting international stakeholders from governments,...

3 Nov 2023 Opinion
Access Alert: Online Safety Act is now in force – what next from Ofcom?

Access Alert: Online Safety Act is now in force – what next from Ofcom?

The UK’s new online safety regime is officially in force. This legislation elevates the powers of UK communications regulator, Ofcom...

27 Oct 2023 Opinion
Access Alert: The Online Safety Bill awaits Royal Assent – what does this mean for businesses operating in the UK?

Access Alert: The Online Safety Bill awaits Royal Assent – what does this mean for businesses operating in the UK?

The UK’s Online Safety Bill has passed through the final stages of parliamentary scrutiny and will shortly come into effect,...

21 Sep 2023 Opinion
From East to West: Regional Approaches to AI Governance (Sep 2023)

From East to West: Regional Approaches to AI Governance (Sep 2023)

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly reshaping the technological landscape, promising revolutionary advancements while raising concerns about its ethical, privacy, and...

15 Sep 2023 AI Policy Lab
UK-US Opportunities in Semiconductor Geopolitics

UK-US Opportunities in Semiconductor Geopolitics

Insights from Industry Leaders on the Future of the UK Semiconductor Industry On Tuesday 21 March, leading representatives from British...

28 Mar 2023 Opinion
Liz Truss has become the 56th Prime Minister of the UK: What does this mean for Tech?

Liz Truss has become the 56th Prime Minister of the UK: What does this mean for Tech?

Liz Truss has become the 56th Prime Minister of the UK and the third woman to hold the role. She...

6 Sep 2022 Opinion
UK Government Relations

UK Government Relations

Leading the UK to Fair Tech.
22 Feb 2021 Service Offerings
Webinar Recording: The New European Electronic Communications Code – Status of Implementation

Webinar Recording: The New European Electronic Communications Code – Status of Implementation

On 21 December 2020, the deadline for EU Member states to implement the new European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) passed....

9 Feb 2021 Podcasts
EU Government Relations

EU Government Relations

Leading Brussels and member states to Fair Tech.
21 Jan 2021 Service Offerings
Tech Policy Trends 2021 | OpenRAN Goes Mainstream

Tech Policy Trends 2021 | OpenRAN Goes Mainstream

Geopolitics is poised to provide a boost to the quiet quest of opening telecom interfaces to the mainstream in 2021....

15 Jan 2021 Opinion