Trends to Watch 2019: WTO Reform Gathers Steam

Posted on 13th February 2019

After being overshadowed by headline-grabbing national confrontations over trade last year, reform of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will cease to be a sleeper issue in 2019. Several countries have been quietly laying the groundwork for a thorough shakeup of the organisation for a long time.

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Key Takeaways from Responsible Technology: The New Normal

Posted on 8th February 2019

On Thursday 31 January, the think tank doteveryone gathered experts in technology, policy, data, and ethics for a constructive discussion on making responsible technology the “new normal.”

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BBC News: La Seule Stratégie de Wade est de Remettre Son Fils en Selle

Posted on 7th February 2019

Access Partnership’s Director for Africa Abdou Lo spoke to BBC News Africa analysing the political situation in Senegal and the return of former Prime Minister Abdoulaye Wade, ahead of the upcoming Senegal election. Listen to the full interview here.

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Trends to Watch 2019: Cyber Policy in the Global Arena

Posted on 7th February 2019

The global cybersecurity debate will be more fractious in 2019, following significant controversies in both the United Nations (UN) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on cyber policy. Infringements of norms by major players could reduce others states’ willingness to abide by them and, as the primary operator of the global Internet infrastructure, businesses will continue to be caught in the crossfire.

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Access Partnership to Lead a Panel at SXSW in Austin, Texas on 9 March

Posted on 7th February 2019

Access Partnership’s Head of Data Policy and Trust Laura Sallstrom will lead a panel on Privacy Police: Polarised Approaches to Global Data on 9 March, as part of SXSW Conference.

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Trends to Watch 2019: Smart Cities in Asia Get Smarter

Posted on 6th February 2019

Asian governments have been keen to develop their own smart cities to enjoy the promised savings, greater efficiency in resource deployment, potential reductions in congestion and improved sustainability, not to mention the prestige. As the pursuit of smart cities grows in the region, here are some trends that we will see in 2019.

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WEF 2019: A Global Reset for the Tech Sector?

Posted on 6th February 2019

The WEF’s “Globalisation 4.0” theme brought together civil society and political and business leaders to address the key challenges and opportunities posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the global architecture of the economic, geopolitical, and ecological landscape.  Here are some key takeaways from the four days of discussions. 

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