Telegraph: The Tricky Politics of Mapping in the Digital Age

Posted on 28th July 2020

Access Partnership’s Policy Manager, Tiernan Kenny, spoke to The Telegraph on the tricky politics of mapping in the digital age, suggesting that tech companies are involved in more than what they may have first thought when opening mapping services. Read the full story here.

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Connectivity and COVID-19: The Case for Improved Wi-Fi Access has Never Been Clearer

Posted on 28th July 2020

Wi-Fi has been a lifeline for many during the global pandemic, facilitating work, socialising, schooling and entertainment. Access Partnership estimates that Internet usage has increased by the equivalent of a year’s annual Internet traffic growth as a result of COVID-19 lockdown measures, with the information available consistently showing Internet traffic between 10-40% above expected levels. As people use the Internet more, however, limited Wi-Fi spectrum is acting as a bottleneck to deliver better connectivity.

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EU-US Data Transfers: What’s Next and What Should Companies be Doing?

Posted on 27th July 2020

On 16 July, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield and ruled that companies using Standard Contractual Clauses for data transfer are obliged to assess the level of data protection in third countries and take additional safeguards to protect the privacy of EU citizens where they cannot guarantee an “essentially equivalent” level of data protection. Now is a crucial time for companies relying on EU-US data transfers to engage with regulators and policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Access Partnership Appoints Dr. Ahmed El Sherbini and Héctor Urrea as Senior Advisors for Middle East and Latin America Regions

Posted on 27th July 2020

Access Partnership, the leading global public policy consultancy firm for the tech sector, today announced that it has appointed Dr. Ahmed El Sherbini and Héctor Urrea as senior advisers for the Middle East and Latin America regions. Based respectively in Egypt and Colombia, and with a longstanding presence in the global ICT community, they will advise telecom and technology clients on navigating regulatory barriers and drive the adoption of policies that support digital transformation and digital inclusion, with a focus on Middle East and Latin America markets.

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Q&A with Simon Bax: Quality Content Should be Respected and Remunerated

Posted on 24th July 2020

In the third interview of our series of Q&As with Access Partnership’s advisory board members, the Chairman and CEO of Archant, Simon Bax, shares his thoughts on the UK media landscape and the challenges faced by tech and media businesses.

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Bloomberg: How Would Big Tech Firms Deal With H.K. Security Law?

Posted on 22nd July 2020

Access Partnership’s Head of Region, Asia & US, Christopher Martin, spoke to Bloomberg on how the new security law China imposed on Hong Kong affects technology giants. Watch the interview here.

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