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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 | UN Chief Calls for Regulation of Social Media
Access Alert | India Launches a Consultation on the New Telecommunications Bill 2022 

Access Alert | India Launches a Consultation on the New Telecommunications Bill 2022 

With a population of around 1.4 billion people, India is now the world’s second largest telecommunication ecosystem. The current regulatory...

27 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 | Saudi Arabia modernizes their licensing process for non-terrestrial telecommunications

Access Alert | Saudi Arabia modernizes their licensing process for non-terrestrial telecommunications

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Saudi Arabia’s digital regulator, has been working in the last couple of years...

22 Sep 2022 Opinion
How do we manage multiple identities in the Metaverse?

How do we manage multiple identities in the Metaverse?

Last week, Access Partnership kicked off its third session of the Metaverse Dialogue Webinar Series – Digital Identities in the...

20 Sep 2022 Metaverse Policy Lab Opinion
Access Alert | Amendments to the French Numbering Plan (Again…!) 

Access Alert | Amendments to the French Numbering Plan (Again…!) 

In 2016, the French regulatory authority (ARCEP) initiated an extensive process aimed at updating the framework governing the assignment and...

20 Sep 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | President Joe Biden Signs Executive Order Sharpening Review of Foreign Investment in American Technology

Access Alert | President Joe Biden Signs Executive Order Sharpening Review of Foreign Investment in American Technology

On September 15, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) aimed at intensifying the federal government’s review of foreign...

16 Sep 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | US FCC to Set Five-Year Deadline for Deorbiting LEO Satellites

Access Alert | US FCC to Set Five-Year Deadline for Deorbiting LEO Satellites

On September 8, 2022, the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) issued a Draft Report and Order (IB Docket No. 18-313)...

12 Sep 2022 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
Access Alert | Brazil’s DPA Opens consultations on Personal Data Protection Regulation and Regulatory Agenda

Access Alert | Brazil’s DPA Opens consultations on Personal Data Protection Regulation and Regulatory Agenda

Through two different public consultations, launched on 5 and 16 August, Brazil’s National Data Protection Authority (ANPD) is seeking views...

26 Aug 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Chile issues public tender to build a Space Centre

Access Alert | Chile issues public tender to build a Space Centre

Last week, the Government of Chile announced the launch of public tender to build the National Space Centre and two...

19 Aug 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Colombia’s Petro Targets Digital Platforms Through Tax Reform

Access Alert | Colombia’s Petro Targets Digital Platforms Through Tax Reform

A day after assuming office, Gustavo Petro, the first left-wing president in Colombia’s history, unveiled a tax proposal to raise...

12 Aug 2022 Opinion
Digital Labelling: The Future of Smarter Food Labelling in Asia

Digital Labelling: The Future of Smarter Food Labelling in Asia

Digital labelling has been increasingly prevalent in Asia, with an 83% increase in the use of QR codes observed between...

11 Aug 2022 Opinion
Women in Tech Podcast | Roe v Wade: Should women be worried about their data? with Melanie Garson

Women in Tech Podcast | Roe v Wade: Should women be worried about their data? with Melanie Garson

In this episode, Access Partnership’s Senior Policy Manager, Melissa Govender, interviews Melanie Garson. Melanie has a wealth of experience working...

8 Aug 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Biden Administration Releases New National Orbital Debris Implementation Plan 

Access Alert | Biden Administration Releases New National Orbital Debris Implementation Plan 

On July 28, 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued the National Orbital Debris Implementation...

5 Aug 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | Argentina to Update Personal Data Protection Law 

Access Alert | Argentina to Update Personal Data Protection Law 

On 1 August, Argentina’s Access to the Public Information Agency (AAIP) launched a consultation process to modify the country’s personal...

3 Aug 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
Understanding climate-smart, regenerative, and nature-based solutions for agriculture in Southeast Asia

Understanding climate-smart, regenerative, and nature-based solutions for agriculture in Southeast Asia

On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, Grow Asia and Padang & Co hosted the second webinar of their Digital Learning series...

27 Jul 2022 Opinion
Accelerating Digital Transformation Policy in Japan, United Kingdom, Singapore, and Asia-Pacific

Accelerating Digital Transformation Policy in Japan, United Kingdom, Singapore, and Asia-Pacific

Overview On 21 July 2022, Access Partnership held a webinar on accelerating digital transformation policy in Japan, UK, Singapore, and...

27 Jul 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 | UK CAA Consultation on Environmental Effects of First UK space Launch from Cornwall  

Access Alert | UK CAA Consultation on Environmental Effects of First UK space Launch from Cornwall  

Spaceport Cornwall is the UK’s Horizontal Launch solution, utilizing facilities at Cornwall Airport Newquay and Goonhilly Earth Station. Virgin Orbit...

25 Jul 2022 Opinion