Introducing the new European Electronic Communications Code (EECC)

Posted on 15th August 2018

The sweeping update to European telecoms legislation — the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) — is likely to be formally adopted before the end of the year. Member states will then have two years to incorporate it into national law. Who will benefit from the new legislation?

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Leading by Example: the UAE’s Bid to Champion the AI Revolution

Posted on 15th August 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been hailed as a transformative, revolutionary technology at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution. Nations world-wide are striving to develop and implement AI-friendly policies to encourage the adoption of AI applications in economic verticals including transport, health, space, renewable energy, and education.

This is the first of a series of articles aiming to familiarise readers with the AI strategies of some of the nations at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution, starting with the United Arab Emirates.

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Quartz: India’s Plan to Host Data Locally is Extremely Challenging—and Pretty Pointless

Posted on 10th August 2018

Access Partnership’s Senior Policy Analyst Logan Finucan spoke to Quartz on India’s plan to host citizens’ data locally. Read the full article here.

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Brexit Brief: A Warning, a Summit, and a Charm Offensive – but Still No Deal

Posted on 8th August 2018

While parliament has broken up for its summer recess, Prime Minister Theresa May has been busy dispatching ministers to EU countries in an effort to appeal directly to member states.

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Datanami: China Ahead on AI Strategy, Behind on Data Access

Posted on 7th August 2018

Access Partnership’s Public Policy Manager Xiaomeng Lu was quoted by Datanami: “China’s AI strategy includes three components: technology advancement, industry expansion and establishing an AI policy roadmap.” Read the full article here.

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GDPR: The Fines are Coming

Posted on 27th July 2018

Enforcement actions for breaches of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could come before the end of the year, according to the European Commissioner for Justice Věra Jourová. The legislation, which has significantly strengthened consumers’ rights to privacy and data protection in the EU, introduces the possibility of mammoth fines. Breaches of the GDPR can cost companies up to 4% of their global turnover. While organisations processing large amounts of customer data are particularly at risk, no sector escapes scrutiny.

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