The Jakarta Post: The Privacy Battle in Indonesia – the Longer the Battle, the More Consumers Stand to Lose

Posted on 21st February 2019

Indonesia are targeting their draft personal data protection bills to be passed by this year. Access Partnership’s Policy Analyst Seha Yatim argues that privacy law is pertinent to Indonesia if it wants to continue attracting foreign investments and homegrown innovators in an op-ed for The Jakarta Post.

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Trends to Watch 2019: The Thriving AI Ecosystem

Posted on 20th February 2019

2018 was undoubtedly the year of artificial intelligence (AI). It dominated the tech sector, from literature and conferences to national strategies  across the globe, including the UAEMexicoFranceGermany. In 2019, we should expect the global AI ecosystem to expand further. Countries will likely jump on the AI bandwagon and develop their own strategies, either for fear of missing out or in an honest bid to reap the benefits of the technology.

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Introducing the e-Evidence Proposal

Posted on 20th February 2019

Crime is a cross-border and now highly digitalised phenomenon, but law enforcement agencies around the EU have long complained that they lack the tools to access evidence stored in other countries. In April 2018, the European Commission set out to correct this by proposing the e-evidence package. What does the proposal entail and what hurdles will appear?

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Brexit Brief: Another Day, Another Defeat

Posted on 19th February 2019

The prime minister has gained little traction in her attempt to forge political unity in Westminster after yet another Brexit setback on 15 February. May will continue to negotiate, perhaps in vain, as she seeks to balance the demands of Brussels, the Labour opposition and her own party.

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MilsatMagazine: AI for Africa: Opportunities For Government

Posted on 18th February 2019

Access Partnership’s white paper “AI for Africa: An Opportunity for Growth, Development and Democratisation,” written in cooperation with Microsoft and University of Pretoria, was featured in MilsatMagazine. Read the full article here.

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America’s AI Initiative: A Plan to Plan?

Posted on 15th February 2019

President Trump’s formal launch of the “American AI Initiative” marks the first time the US has tried to manage AI development. Can this executive order turn around decades of reliance on private initiatives and outmatch well-funded AI strategies from rivals?

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