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Access Alert: President Biden Signs Executive Order to Review Global Supply Chains in Key Industries

On 24 February 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order to review the global supply chains used by...

25 Feb 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: President Biden Signs Executive Order to Review Global Supply Chains in Key Industries
The European Commission Launches Process on Dataflows to the United Kingdom

The European Commission Launches Process on Dataflows to the United Kingdom

The European Commission has launched the process towards the adoption of two adequacy decisions for personal data transfers to the...

25 Feb 2021 Opinion
EU ePrivacy Regulation: Objectives and Ramifications

EU ePrivacy Regulation: Objectives and Ramifications

The ePrivacy Regulation (formally known as Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the respect for private...

15 Feb 2021 Opinion
EU Lawmakers Expand Brussels Trade Retaliatory Powers Beyond Scope of WTO 

EU Lawmakers Expand Brussels Trade Retaliatory Powers Beyond Scope of WTO 

On 19 January, the European Parliament adopted new rules widening the scope of the EU’s powers to enforce countermeasures in...

12 Feb 2021 Opinion
Digital Latam

Digital Latam

In this first edition of Digital Latam in 2021, we share with you an exclusive interview with Sebastián Rovira, the...

9 Feb 2021 Opinion
The Governance of AI: the ‘Brussels Effect’ of a Pan-European Framework

The Governance of AI: the ‘Brussels Effect’ of a Pan-European Framework

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming our way of life and its applications are continuously expanding. The development of AI shows...

2 Feb 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: COFECE, IFT and INAI Should be Untouchable

Access Alert: COFECE, IFT and INAI Should be Untouchable

Newly-appointed Mexican Secretary of the Economy Tatiana Clouthier convened with leaders of the MORENA ruling party on 29 January. During...

2 Feb 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: Brazilian Data Protection Authority’s Regulatory Agenda Released

Access Alert: Brazilian Data Protection Authority’s Regulatory Agenda Released

On 28 January 2021, Brazil’s National Data Protection Authority (ANPD) published its Regulatory Agenda for the 2021-2022 biennium. The regulatory...

1 Feb 2021 Opinion
EURACTIV Virtual Conference: EU and China Towards Shared Climate Ambitions

EURACTIV Virtual Conference: EU and China Towards Shared Climate Ambitions

On 28 January 2020, EURACTIV hosted the virtual conference “Carbon-neutrality: How can the EU and China co-operate to lead global...

29 Jan 2021 Opinion
The Digital Services Act: The Future of Content Regulation

The Digital Services Act: The Future of Content Regulation

On 13 January, MEP Alex Agius Saliba was joined by industry representatives from Zoom and Vodafone to share thoughts on...

19 Jan 2021 Opinion
Global Tech in 2021: International Advisory Board Predictions

Global Tech in 2021: International Advisory Board Predictions

On 17 December, the Access Partnership Advisory Board met to discuss macro currents that will shape policy for the technology...

19 Jan 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
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
Tech Policy Trends 2021 | E-Commerce Takes a Leap into the Future

Tech Policy Trends 2021 | E-Commerce Takes a Leap into the Future

The impact of Covid-19 on the development of e-commerce cannot be overstated. In a context of social distancing and confinement,...

15 Jan 2021 Opinion
Tech Policy Trends 2021 | “Telecoms is Just Software”: Regulators Wake Up to the Virtualisation of Telecoms

Tech Policy Trends 2021 | “Telecoms is Just Software”: Regulators Wake Up to the Virtualisation of Telecoms

The virtualisation of networks is disrupting the telecommunications industry. Physical hardware used in traditional telecommunications networks is being replaced by...

15 Jan 2021 Opinion
Tech Policy Trends 2021 | Frictionless Data: Escaping the Gravity of Regulation

Tech Policy Trends 2021 | Frictionless Data: Escaping the Gravity of Regulation

If the big trend since the Snowden NSA data collection controversy has been the regulation of data, 2021 may see...

15 Jan 2021 Opinion
Tech Policy Trends 2021 | DSA and Section 230: Shifting Intermediary Liability Regime

Tech Policy Trends 2021 | DSA and Section 230: Shifting Intermediary Liability Regime

Following over two decades of uninterrupted and loosely regulated growth, tech companies are now under an increasingly powerful microscope in...

15 Jan 2021 Opinion
Tech Policy Trends 2021 | Global Antitrust Takes Centre Stage

Tech Policy Trends 2021 | Global Antitrust Takes Centre Stage

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, and large tech companies have not been exempted, especially in terms of...

15 Jan 2021 Opinion
Tech Policy Trends 2021 | US Embraces Multilateralism as China Doubles Down on Tech Ambitions Regime

Tech Policy Trends 2021 | US Embraces Multilateralism as China Doubles Down on Tech Ambitions Regime

In March 2021, China will formally unveil its 2021-2025 Five-Year Plan. Based on details revealed in 2020, the plan is...

15 Jan 2021 Opinion
Tech Policy Trends 2021 | Social Justice Commitments Will Be Tested for Sincerity

Tech Policy Trends 2021 | Social Justice Commitments Will Be Tested for Sincerity

2020 saw the tech sector make grand symbolic gestures on social justice issues. As the changeover in US administration turns...

15 Jan 2021 Opinion
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