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From the Desk of Greg Francis: US Congress Re-Launches Treaty Talks on Internet Economy

Final echoes of the US Senate committee's questions of Facebook last week will only fade in the UN Security Council…
16 Apr 2018 Opinion

Access Partnership to Host Debates on Cybersecurity and Data Privacy in New York on 23 and 24 May

The forum will be a day and a half, off-the-record event for government and legal affairs staff to bring their…
13 Apr 2018 Events

EU Commits to Hit The Ground Running on AI, Blockchain, eHealth and Innovation

On 11 March, Access Partnership attended the second EU Digital Day, hosted by the Commission in Brussels, with participation from…
11 Apr 2018 Opinion

The Race for 5G

5G, the next generation of mobile wireless communications, isn’t set to roll out in the UK until 2020, but networks…
10 Apr 2018 Opinion

Brexit Brief: Brexit at Half Time

Brexit negotiations reached new heights of tension yesterday as a row launched over Britain’s access to Galileo, the EU’s global…
4 Apr 2018 Opinion

US Proposes Tariffs On USD 50 Billion of Chinese Goods

The US Trade Representative (USTR) yesterday released its proposed list of Chinese products that would be subject to a 25%…
4 Apr 2018 Opinion

US and China Inch Towards Trade War

On 22 March 2018, President Trump signed an executive memorandum calling for retaliatory tariffs of up to USD 60 billion in…
4 Apr 2018 Opinion

Access Partnership Co-Writes a Paper on China’s Reorganisation Plan for Cybersecurity

Access Partnership's China practice lead Xiaomeng Lu co-wrote a report for New America on the Chinese government's reorganisation plan for cybersecurity. 
27 Mar 2018 Opinion

Access Partnership appoints Alexis Serfaty as Director of Global Public Policy

Based in Washington, DC, Alexis Serfaty will be responsible for driving our expanding operations and will lead the data governance…
27 Mar 2018 Opinion

US CLOUD Act Now Law

The CLOUD Act has been passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump. The measure streamlines US law enforcement…
26 Mar 2018 Opinion

A Tech Revenue Tax for Europe?

European Commission has unveiled legislative measures designed to ensure digital businesses pay their “fair share” of tax in EU member states that they…
23 Mar 2018 Opinion

Brexit Brief: Transition – A Bridge, or Bridge Too Far?

From the extended transition period to Gibraltar's status, catch up with this week’s most important Brexit stories, digested.
21 Mar 2018 Opinion

EU Pitches for Data Protection Gold Standard

On 25 May, the General Data Protection Regulation becomes legally enforceable - after six years of the most intensive lobbying…
19 Mar 2018 Opinion

Access Partnership to Host WSIS 2018 Panel on Cybersecurity

On this panel, we will identify the most pressing challenges to government and industry, and discuss recommendations to address them.…
15 Mar 2018 Events

Access Partnership to Host Debates on Cybersecurity and Data Privacy in San Francisco on 19 and 20 March

The forum will be a day and a half, off-the-record event for government and legal affairs staff to bring their…
9 Mar 2018 Events

Brexit Brief: Cherry Picking But No Picnic

There's been cherry picking and baskets aplenty but no picnic for Theresa May this week, says Brexit Brief. The sound and…
8 Mar 2018 Opinion

The Three Communist Party Rising Stars That Explain Chinese Cyberspace Policy

The recent Communist Party Congress in China showed how President Xi Jinping is strengthening his grip on cyberspace policies. So,…
20 Nov 2017 Opinion

Access Partnership Hosts Expert Roundtable on Cybersecurity for Post-Brexit UK

The UK wants to position itself as a highly secure place to do business after leaving the EU, but is…
28 Sep 2017 Events

How Singapore’s Race To Go Cashless Can Be Inclusive Too

Singaporeans are still skeptical of an entirely cashless society, writes Seha Yatim, but keeping Singapore at the forefront of technological innovation will…
26 Sep 2017 Opinion

New Wiper Malware Highlights Threat to Law Firms and Consultancies

DLA Piper's breach by the Petya malware should be a wake-up call to companies that deal with sensitive information. Among…
6 Jul 2017 Opinion

Five Eyes Communiqué Heralds Potential Reigniting of Crypto Wars

Some institutions in The Five Eyes countries have always wanted to weaken cryptography, but others have stood as a bulwark against…
6 Jul 2017 Opinion