Bloomberg: Major Breakthrough in US-China Talks Unlikely

Posted on 30th July 2019

Access Partnership’s International Public Policy Manager Xiaomeng Lu spoke to Bloomberg TV about the disputes between the US and China and the implications for Huawei Technologies.

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Law.com: Former Pentagon Appointee Foresees Federal Privacy Law Within Four Years

Posted on 30th July 2019

Access Partnership’s Head of Data & Trust Michael Clauser spoke to LegalTechNews on the emerging cyber risks, the effectiveness of a federal privacy law, “False God” regulations, and the role the US will play in shaping cryptocurrencies regulation. Read the Q&A here.

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Blockchain: A Regulatory Overview

Posted on 29th July 2019

A blockchain is a type of distributed ledger technology (DLT) consisting of a decentralised network of immutable databases, shared equally across the system. Although currently in the early stages of development, blockchain has demonstrated immense potential in areas ranging from cryptocurrencies to smart contracts and beyond.  As this disruptive technology continues to develop and attract attention, regulation of blockchain is becoming an important discussion.

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Brexit Brief: Boris Johnson and the DUDE Government

Posted on 25th July 2019

Boris Johnson was appointed Britain’s new prime minister yesterday following his win in the Conservative Party Leadership election. Despite promises to deliver Brexit, deal or not, Johnson is in a precarious position as he faces an unyielding EU and a parliament set against no deal.

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What to Expect from the New FCC Smallsats Rules?

Posted on 24th July 2019

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently revised its regulations in relation to small satellites (smallsats) which are smaller in size and of lower cost compared to ordinary satellites. While the smallsats industry is continuously growing, regulation of them is based largely on a framework more akin to those concerning traditional satellites. The FCC recently announced a proposed an alternative to the complex, time-consuming and expensive licensing burden falling on small satellite operators by introducing new rules governing the technology.

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Financial Times: Technology: How the US, EU and China Compete to Set Industry Standards

Posted on 24th July 2019

Access Partnership’s Xiaomeng Lu spoke to Financial Times on China’s approach to technology standards: “China employs a “carrot and stick” strategy to deal with foreign players in standardisation — “mostly carrots in global environments and mostly sticks in domestic standardisation processes.” Read the full story here.

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Los Angeles Times: Trump Meets with Tech CEOs and Takes a Step Toward Easing Huawei Ban

Posted on 24th July 2019

Access Partnership’s Policy Manager Xiaomeng Lu was quoted by Los Angeles Times on the expected face-to-face negotiations between Trump and Huawei. Read the full story here.

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