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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

Election Special

Theresa May's announcement of a snap election took the policy world by surprise. Our Director of EMEA Public Policy, Matthew…
19 Apr 2017 Opinion

The Final (Brexit) Countdown

Lord Kerr had never imagined the United Kingdom would leave the European Union when he drafted the text of Article…
6 Apr 2017 Opinion

Business-to-Business Platforms and Intermediary Liability

How do you stand on an unbalanced platform? Public Policy Manager Matt Allison looks at the Commission's evolving response to…
27 Mar 2017 Opinion

WikiLeaks’ Vault 7: CIA Gives a Free Lesson in Personal Cyber Security

Ryan Johnson talks about the tantalizing trove of Vault 7. But what lessons does it have for our own cybersecurity?
8 Mar 2017 Opinion

ICANN Can Help China Secure Cyberspace

Managing Director of Access Partnership, Gregory Francis, on China's approach to regulation and ICANN.
7 Mar 2017 Opinion

A Template for Adequacy: EU Pitches for Data Protection Gold Standard

Unnoticed by Brussels-watchers, the European Commission is moving ahead with promoting their data protection regime. Matt Allison on their endgame…
9 Feb 2017 Opinion

Cloud computing: Lonely wanderer no more?

Cloud computing has enjoyed relative freedom from regulation but, as the services they provide grow in importance, this might change,…
3 Oct 2016 Opinion

Brexit: Questions to the Prime Minister

Theresa May is prime minister - nine weeks sooner than she expected.  Brexit will surely define her premiership, but she must…
13 Jul 2016 Opinion