The GDPR One Year On

Posted on 19th June 2019

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was implemented on 25 May 2018 to harmonise and strengthen data protection and privacy across Europe. To mark its first anniversary, the European Commission welcomed representatives from data protection authorities, businesses and civil society on 13 June in Brussels.

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EU Court of Justice v. VoIP

Posted on 18th June 2019

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in a preliminary ruling that Skype’s VoIP service (SkypeOut) — allowing users to call mobile and fix phone numbers using the Internet — is an electronic communications service (telecom) service.

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Forbes: America Should Finish Rebuilding China

Posted on 18th June 2019

Access Partnership’s Head of Data Policy & Trust Laura Sallstrom spoke to Forbes on US China trade history: “The plethora of American companies that build their products in China then ship them to the rest of the world are contributing positively to its trade balance. Years of forced technology transfer, partnership requirements, lesser WTO standards than other trading partners…these all contributed to the growth of China.” Read the full story here.

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Future Internet Conference 2019: A Peek into the New Era of Hyper-Connectivity

Posted on 17th June 2019

As Europe prepares for the rollout of 5G this summer, Forum Europe gathered over 170 EU policy makers, industry players and civil servants in Brussels on 6 June. The event highlighted key developments in Internet-based technologies and their governance in Europe.

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Digital Policy Initiatives Calendar

Posted on 14th June 2019

Access Partnership has extensive experience in helping clients navigate multilateral institutions to achieve their goals. Whether enabling innovative communications technologies or defending a globally interoperable Internet, our global network and experience gives us the skills, access, and connections to get results. Get involved with some of the multilateral discussion opportunities around the world.

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Key Takeaways from the AI for Good Summit: Bridging the Understanding of AI

Posted on 12th June 2019

The AI for Good Global Summit — the leading UN platform for inclusive dialogue on AI — was hosted by the ITU in partnership with UN sister agencies in Geneva between 27-31 May. Leading minds in AI, business, government and civil society examined practical applications of AI for economic development and social good.

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