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COVID, Cyber, and Congress: What’s Next for Federal IT Modernization?

On 14 July 2021, Access Partnership and BSA | The Software Alliance co-hosted an hour-long discussion on the Biden Administration...

22 Jul 2021 Opinion
COVID, Cyber, and Congress: What’s Next for Federal IT Modernization?
Business Day: The West Looks on as Africa Opts for China’s Digital Silk Road Programme

Business Day: The West Looks on as Africa Opts for China’s Digital Silk Road Programme

This article was originally published on Business Day on 18 July 2021. How has the West attempted to counter China’s influence...

19 Jul 2021 Opinion
Preparing for the Green Future: Fit for 55

Preparing for the Green Future: Fit for 55

The much anticipated ‘Fit for 55’ proposal will be introduced on July 14 by the European Commission. Part of the...

14 Jul 2021 Opinion
Smart Grids: The Challenge of Ultra-Reliable Communications

Smart Grids: The Challenge of Ultra-Reliable Communications

In what many are calling a Sustainability Super Year, policymakers are rushing to integrate technical solutions into the value chain...

13 Jul 2021 Opinion
MWC 21: Build Back Better Through Partnerships

MWC 21: Build Back Better Through Partnerships

MWC Barcelona (formerly Mobile World Congress) has expanded beyond a mobile phone trade show, becoming the de facto global meeting...

7 Jul 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
Fair Tech Forum | Don’t Break it Before You Make it: The Economic Benefits of Regulatory Compliance

Fair Tech Forum | Don’t Break it Before You Make it: The Economic Benefits of Regulatory Compliance

There has been a growing spotlight on technology companies and their failure to comply with regulation in recent years. Access...

30 Jun 2021 Opinion
Access Alert | UN Secretary General Wins Second Term

Access Alert | UN Secretary General Wins Second Term

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres from Portugal was appointed for a second term in office on Friday 18 June. Earlier...

29 Jun 2021 Opinion
Access Alert | Introducing The Dubai Digital Authority (DDA)

Access Alert | Introducing The Dubai Digital Authority (DDA)

On June 22nd, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, enacted a Law establishing the Dubai...

28 Jun 2021 Opinion
Fair Tech Forum Highlights | EU vs Biden: Conflict or Compromise on Tech Policy?

Fair Tech Forum Highlights | EU vs Biden: Conflict or Compromise on Tech Policy?

At the beginning of the year, the phrase “America is back” started to emerge. As Joe Biden took the presidency,...

25 Jun 2021 Opinion
Fair Tech Forum Highlights | Values Driven Innovation: The Business Imperative for Social Impact

Fair Tech Forum Highlights | Values Driven Innovation: The Business Imperative for Social Impact

In the capstone event for the Fair Tech Forum Day Five and on the eve of Juneteenth, Access Partnership’s Senior...

23 Jun 2021 Opinion
Fair Tech Forum Highlights | How Will Open RAN Democratise Connectivity?

Fair Tech Forum Highlights | How Will Open RAN Democratise Connectivity?

Day Four of this year’s Fair Tech Forum, an annual event that brings together stakeholders from government, industry and academia...

23 Jun 2021 Opinion
Fair Tech Forum Highlights | What did Covid-19 do to the Plan for Fair Tech?

Fair Tech Forum Highlights | What did Covid-19 do to the Plan for Fair Tech?

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted more than ever that it’s only fair that everyone has access to technology and connectivity....

22 Jun 2021 Opinion
Fair Tech Forum Highlights | Promoting Financial Inclusion to Accelerate COVID-19 Recovery

Fair Tech Forum Highlights | Promoting Financial Inclusion to Accelerate COVID-19 Recovery

Financial inclusion is key for the Asia Pacific where more than one billion people still do not have access to...

22 Jun 2021 Opinion
Fair Tech Forum Highlights | Faster, Greener, Cheaper: How Can Smart Mobility Unblock Transportation Challenges in Emerging Markets?​​

Fair Tech Forum Highlights | Faster, Greener, Cheaper: How Can Smart Mobility Unblock Transportation Challenges in Emerging Markets?​​

On the 16th of June 2021, Access Partnership’s Emerging Markets team hosted a webinar which unpacked how mega cities in...

22 Jun 2021 Opinion
Fair Tech Forum Highlights | Mind the Gender Gap: An Emerging Markets Perspective of How we can Address the Digital Gender Divide in the Tech Sector

Fair Tech Forum Highlights | Mind the Gender Gap: An Emerging Markets Perspective of How we can Address the Digital Gender Divide in the Tech Sector

As part of Access Partnership’s Fair Tech Forum, on 16th June, Yamel Sarquis, Policy Manager for the Emerging Markets team...

22 Jun 2021 Opinion
Infographic and Interactive Dashboard: U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 (USICA)

Infographic and Interactive Dashboard: U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 (USICA)

On June 8, the U.S. Senate approved the bipartisan U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 (USICA). The legislation marks a...

14 Jun 2021 Opinion
Digital Latam

Digital Latam

In this edition of Digital Latam, Access Partnership’s senior advisors take an in-depth look at the latest digital developments in...

3 Jun 2021 Opinion
Access Alert | Ecuador: A New Data Privacy Law Soon to be Called its Own

Access Alert | Ecuador: A New Data Privacy Law Soon to be Called its Own

After the unanimous approval by the Ecuadorian National Assembly on May 10, the now former President Moreno signed the Ecuadorian...

21 May 2021 Opinion
Access Alert |President Biden Issues Executive Order of Cybersecurity

Access Alert |President Biden Issues Executive Order of Cybersecurity

On 12 May 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order (EO) on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity aimed at strengthening U.S....

13 May 2021 Opinion
Queen’s Speech Unveils Raft of Tech Initiatives and Highlights Innovation Push

Queen’s Speech Unveils Raft of Tech Initiatives and Highlights Innovation Push

From eye-watering online harms regulation to a new research and innovation push, there was much to yesterday’s Queen’s Speech for...

12 May 2021 Opinion