Treasury & Risk Magazine: The Europeans Are Winning the Global Privacy Debate

Posted on 11th October 2018

The GDPR has reframed the global privacy debate and provoked a flood of imitators and new rules around the world which are multiplying the barriers to global business. However, countries are not just copying and pasting GDPR, but are putting their own spin on the framework. In a guest article for Treasury & Risk Magazine, Access Partnership’s Ryan Johnson and Logan Finucan argue that it’s time for US lawmakers to develop a comprehensive framework for data privacy—and lead the world to a consistent approach that global businesses can rely on.

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Brexit Brief: The Sound of Silence

Posted on 10th October 2018

Brexit negotiators have gone quiet on both sides – at least at their respective centres in London and Brussels. They are working behind the scenes to overcome differences on the outstanding hurdles to a Brexit deal and not revealing much on the state of negotiations prior to a critical European Council summit on 18 October.

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From the Desk of Greg Francis: Pen Testing the US Cyber Strategy

Posted on 10th October 2018

Access Partnership’s Managing Director Greg Francis dissects the US Cyber Strategy in a guest blog for Circle ID: “The Strategy may set itself up to fail, therefore, in two ways: first by its inability to see that America’s competitors in cyber security matters can be partners also. Second, it fails to explain how the multilateralism that underpins its success is going to be managed.” Read the full article here.

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Meet Access Partnership at Plenipot 2018

Posted on 10th October 2018

The Plenipotentiary Conference 2018, or “Plenipot”, is the top policy-making body of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) that decides the 4-year roadmap of the organisation. It determines the general policies for fulfilling the purposes of the ITU and adopts the financial and strategic plan.

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Join Access Partnership at UK Internet Governance Forum 2018 on 22 November in London

Posted on 9th October 2018

Matthew McDermott, Public Policy Director EMEA at Access Partnership is among the organising committee of the UK Internet Governance Forum, taking place on 22 November in London. Themed “Solutions for The Digital Age,” this year’s event will focus on cybersecurity, online safety, personal data, and AI. Find out more and register your interest here.

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Datanami: Filling Policy Void, U.S. AI Report Outlines Stakes

Posted on 8th October 2018

Xiaomeng Lu, International Public Policy Manager at Access Partnership, was quoted by Datanami on China’s AI strategy: “Institutional roadblocks remain in China, especially strict controls on access to government data that severely limit AI researchers who need loads of local data for model training and other development steps.” Read the full article here.

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