Nada Ihab

Nada Ihab supports various campaigns in the MEALA region, analyses and reports on policy trends and regulatory roadblocks for disruptive technologies.

Impact of Hyperscale Cloud on the UAE’s SMEs and Start-ups

Impact of Hyperscale Cloud on the UAE’s SMEs and Start-ups

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making significant progress on its growth path towards economic diversification, with non-oil sectors contributing...

29 Nov 2022 Reports
The Metaversality Index 2022

The Metaversality Index 2022

The metaverse has been defined as the convergence of our physical and digital lives to create a virtual community where...

15 Nov 2022 Metaverse Policy Lab
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 | Cairo is the tech hub of Africa – and it’s just getting started

Arabian Gulf Business Insight | Cairo is the tech hub of Africa – and it’s just getting started

This article was originally published in Arabian Gulf Business Insight on 17 October 2022.  Venture capital received by Egyptian startups,...

17 Oct 2022 Press
Arab News | Soon, it will take a smart village to raise a smart city

Arab News | Soon, it will take a smart village to raise a smart city

This article was originally published in Arab News on 02 October 2022. In a short time, the smart city has evolved from...

3 Oct 2022 Press
MENA Music Distribution Ecosystem Report

MENA Music Distribution Ecosystem Report

The report seeks to familiarize social networking service providers with the industry by providing a snapshot of industry stakeholders, market...

5 Aug 2022 Reports
Access Partnership’s Fair Tech Institute and Metaverse Policy Lab host The Metaverse Dialogue

Access Partnership’s Fair Tech Institute and Metaverse Policy Lab host The Metaverse Dialogue

Watch The Metaverse Dialogue – An Exploratory Primer here. More than 120 discussants participated in the inaugural Metaverse Dialogue on...

8 Jun 2022 Metaverse Policy Lab
Arab News | Businesses in Saudi Arabia have one more year to prepare for the Kingdom’s Personal Data Protection Law

Arab News | Businesses in Saudi Arabia have one more year to prepare for the Kingdom’s Personal Data Protection Law

This article was originally published in Arab News on 11 April 2022. Saudi Arabia’s proposed Personal Data Protection Law is set to...

12 Apr 2022 Press
PL&B International Report | Kuwait adopts Data Protection Regulation

PL&B International Report | Kuwait adopts Data Protection Regulation

Privacy Laws & Business published their International Report issue 176. The introduction of European-style General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) frameworks...

7 Apr 2022 Press
Access Alert | Introducing Saudi Arabia’s Executive Regulation of Personal Data Protection Law

Access Alert | Introducing Saudi Arabia’s Executive Regulation of Personal Data Protection Law

On 10 March, the Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) published the Draft of the Executive Regulation of Personal Data...

18 Mar 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | The New Personal Data Protection Law of Oman

Access Alert | The New Personal Data Protection Law of Oman

Oman recently issued Sultani Decree No. 6/2022 on Personal Data Protection (PDPL).  Organisations operating in the Sultanate or those processing data of...

18 Feb 2022 Opinion
Access Alert: Saudi Arabia Seeking Public-Private Partnership Support for Tech Leadership

Access Alert: Saudi Arabia Seeking Public-Private Partnership Support for Tech Leadership

On 24 August, the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) hosted the Digital Technology Forum in Riyadh. The panel...

9 Sep 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: Introducing Saudi Arabia’s E-Government Regulatory Framework

Access Alert: Introducing Saudi Arabia’s E-Government Regulatory Framework

On Sunday 1st of August, the recently established Saudi Digital Government Authority (DGA) issued the Kingdom’s E-Government Regulatory Framework. This...

3 Aug 2021 Opinion
Access Alert | Kuwait’s First Comprehensive Data Privacy Protection Regulation  

Access Alert | Kuwait’s First Comprehensive Data Privacy Protection Regulation  

Kuwait’s Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) has recently drafted Kuwait’s first comprehensive Data Privacy Protection Regulation (the Regulation). This new Regulation seeks to address an important regulatory gap in...

2 Jul 2021 Opinion
FinTech Growth in Emerging Markets: Key Lessons from Industry Leaders

FinTech Growth in Emerging Markets: Key Lessons from Industry Leaders

The benefits of successful digital transformation can be enormous for national economies and companies in today’s hyper-competitive global markets. Against...

23 Mar 2021 Reports
Access Alert: Saudi Arabia’s New Digital Government Authority

Access Alert: Saudi Arabia’s New Digital Government Authority

On March 10th, Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al...

11 Mar 2021 Opinion
Introducing the Digital Cooperation Organization: Towards a Common Digital Market in the Middle East?

Introducing the Digital Cooperation Organization: Towards a Common Digital Market in the Middle East?

In November 2020, senior government officials from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait and Pakistan announced the launch of the Digital...

8 Mar 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: Oman Opens Public Consultation on Data Centres and Cloud Computing

Access Alert: Oman Opens Public Consultation on Data Centres and Cloud Computing

Over the past few years, the Sultanate of Oman has proactively launched several digital transformation initiatives in a bid to...

5 Mar 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: CITC White Paper on Cloud Computing

Access Alert: CITC White Paper on Cloud Computing

Organizations and governments in the Middle East are no longer aiming to lead on a regional level only – they...

19 Jan 2021 Opinion