The Digital Services Act: Will the EU Break the Internet?

Posted on 3rd June 2020

The European Commission has formally kicked off its ambitious plans to re-shape the online world by opening a public consultation on the Digital Services Act (DSA). Technology companies ranging from cloud infrastructure providers to messaging services to online marketplaces are in the regulatory crosshairs of the Commission’s initiative. With the Commission eager to see the DSA have a global impact on a similar scale to the GDPR, the tech sector should be paying close attention to the Commission’s lines of inquiry and developments in Brussels.

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Tech Policy Podcast | Episode 5: The Future of Work

Posted on 3rd June 2020

In this episode, we are joined by our Heads of Regions to talk about the future of work and to understand how COVID-19 is accelerating the arrival of new ways of working around the world.

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Upcoming Webinar | Time for the Bird to Fly the Nest: Can Drones Deliver?

Posted on 2nd June 2020

Join Access Partnership on 17 June from 10am EDT/3pm BST as we discuss recent policy developments in the drone ecosystem, how they affect your business, and key global policy and regulatory issues that should be monitored. Register here.

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Executive Gov: Tech Experts Warn Huawei Restrictions Could Negatively Impact U.S. Revenue Stream

Posted on 2nd June 2020

Access Partnership’s Senior Policy Manager for Asia & US Xiaomeng Lu was quoted by Executive Gov on the economic impact of U.S. restrictions on Huawei technology and software: “It could harm U.S. companies if they cease to be able to participate effectively and push for their preferred options. It also changes the geopolitical and economic risks faced by Taiwan, a major supplier of chips and electronics for many U.S. firms.” Read the full article here.

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IT Pro: What is Anticipatory Regulation?

Posted on 2nd June 2020

Access Partnership’s Policy Manager for UK and Europe Tiernan Kenny was quoted by IT Pro as he discusses the concept of anticipatory regulation: “It gives policymakers and regulators an insight into emerging technologies. This means that they are less likely to be forced into reactive rushed regulatory responses when a new technology emerges on to the market and upsets the status quo or causes harm.” Read the full article here.

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ITU News: How Cloud Computing Has Supported the COVID-19 Response

Posted on 2nd June 2020

Access Partnership’s Policy Manager Hussein Abdul-Enein was quoted by ITU News on infrastructure connectivity: “Connectivity varies significantly between the countries that we’ve looked at in response to the crisis, but one thing that we see in common is the need to invest in our connectivity infrastructure.” Read the full article here.

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