Walking in the Footsteps of Tech Giants: Eight Lessons Energy Companies Can Learn From the Tech Sector’s MistakesPosted on 17th December 2018
The energy sector is a relative latecomer to digitalisation, giving it the chance to learn from mistakes of others. However, as the sector moves to modernise its infrastructure and take advantage of the huge quantity of customer data it has access to, it risks moving from a legacy of politicised regulation and high stakes interventions around oil and energy into a tech sector where the same characteristics are increasingly appearing around data. Considering the history of the energy sector and the lessons learned by tech companies, Access Partnership and Delta EE tackle the eight questions these companies should be asking themselves.Read more ›
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) serves a critical role. For many years, it has provided sound advice and “evidence-based policy analysis” to help developing countries craft policies that promote growth — but this time it substituted ideological rhetoric for evidence-based and rigorously researched advice.
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Artificial Intelligence has the potential to solve some of the most pressing challenges that impact Africa. Forward thinking policy-makers, innovative startups, global technology partners, civil society groups, and international global stakeholders are already mobilising to promote the growth of a vibrant AI ecosystem in Africa. However, there remain structural challenges that can hamper the development of a healthy AI ecosystem in Africa. Download this whitepaper to learn more about the opportunities and challenges for AI in Africa.Read more ›
This report examines the regulations, rules and procedures surrounding procurement, and more specifically cloud procurement, in Germany. We provide a snapshot of the laws, regulations, and guidance that may impact cloud uptake and outsourcing in public, financial, and healthcare sectors.
India’s recent data protection framework is the country’s first attempt to balance some of these competing priorities – protecting a nascent but fast-growing digital economy and the rights of a billion users. In the article called “Cross-border Data Flows, Privacy, and India” Laura Sallstrom et al. argue that the Indian iteration is “GDPR-lite” – mimicking their EU counterpart but not successfully. Data localisation, according to the authors, was considered and discarded by Europe since it poses economic risks. An approach they advocate India must follow—being an economic beneficiary to the incidence of cross-border data flows.
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Access Partnership’s Policy Analyst Seha Yatim has contributed to Cisco’s “Technology and the Future of ASEAN Jobs” report with a piece on the regulatory and policy challenges in adopting AI at the workplace. Download the full report here.Read more ›
Regional Privacy Frameworks and Cross-Border Data Flows: How ASEAN and APEC can Protect Data and Drive InnovationPosted on 11th September 2018
The report outlines options for improving linkages at a regional level between Asia’s two main privacy frameworks – the ASEAN Framework on Personal Data Protection and the APEC Privacy Framework. Furthermore, it highlights specific steps that all countries can take to support greater alignment of privacy frameworks across Asia.Read more ›
The French public procurement system is a complex administrative and political structure, with several levels of contracting and oversight. Despite one central set of rules, responsibility for procurement is dispersed among local authorities, forming a significant barrier to standardisation. In addition, France has the highest number of procurement proceedings per year within the EU.Read more ›
Court systems around the world seeking to apply the rule of law face many different types of challenges, including: to efficiently manage public resources; to be transparent and open to stakeholders; to be accessible to all social groups and communities; and to innovate in response to citizens’ needs. This white paper offers a systematic roadmap to implement digital justice applications that can help justice sector professionals to overcome these challenges.Read more ›
Access Partnership’s Ryan Johnson co-wrote a background paper to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Best Practices Forum on Cybersecurity. The paper is focusing on the culture, norms and values in cybersecurity and the plan of action on the Best Practice Forums (BPFs). Download the paper here.Read more ›
The United Kingdom (UK) has systematically embraced electronic procurement methods and cloud-first as core policies to achieve cost savings, efficiency, and reliability for government agencies. The UK’s central procurement procedures are solely handled through e-procurement platforms, including an exclusive digital marketplace which handles public sector procurement for digital goods and services, such as cloud.Read more ›
The public procurement process in the EU is a complicated, multi-pronged, multi-institution process requiring bidding businesses to navigate several levels of rules and regulations.
This report provides a snapshot of our capacity to deconstruct the complexities of EU procurement rules.Read more ›
Access Partnership Co-Writes a White Paper on Challenges and Solutions in Providing Universal Internet AccessPosted on 26th April 2018
The white paper identifies five challenges in providing universal Internet access and offers potential solutions for each. Download the paper here.Read more ›
Broad adoption of cybersecurity norms can help promote social development, economic development, and lend stability and security. That’s why Access Partnership have published a white paper on cybersecurity norms in Southeast Asia for the Global Conference on CyberSpace.Read more ›
The online and offline worlds have never been closer together. With the free-flowing and growing interaction between the two, how can one be regulated without consequences for the other? That’s the theme of this year’s Digital Debates, the journal of the Observer Research Foundation’s CyFy conference, held in New Delhi on 3 and 4 October, which features contributions from three Access Partnership staff.Read more ›
We know that advanced robotics and manufacturing techniques, IoT and M2M connections, autonomous vehicles, bio-technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and more big data analytics are set to shift economies and societies. We also know that, like previous technological revolutions, there will be disruption. What is less understood is how ubiquitous cloud computing – the hypercloud – will underpin this new world. Access Partnership has published a white paper to explore this idea.Read more ›