Tech Policy Trends 2020 | The Digital Services Act: The Next GDPR?

Posted on 6th January 2020

Emboldened by the GDPR, the EU is increasingly confident in its ability to set global standards for technology regulation. With the new European Commission in place, 2020 will be a year defined by the Digital Services Act (DSA).

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Toolbox IT: Top 20 Technology Trends to Watch in 2020

Posted on 3rd January 2020

Access Partnership’s Public Policy Manager, Tiernan Kenny, shares his top three technology trends for 2020 with Toolbox. Read the full story here.

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Bloomberg Law: Big Tech to Spur Global Antitrust Rewrite in 2020

Posted on 2nd January 2020

Access Partnership’s Managing Director, Greg Francis, spoke to Bloomberg Law on antitrust trends in 2020: “The techlash is the rhetorical thing, it’s the easy bit. The dangerous and challenging part is the regulation that is getting drafted in response.”

Read the full story here.

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Gaia-X, Mother Cloud

Posted on 17th December 2019

Germany’s Gaia-X proposal for a European cloud network aims to foster a European cloud market based on interoperability, security and storage guarantees. The objective is to end Europe’s current reliance on US cloud service providers and create companies that can scale and effectively compete out of Europe. Is this easier said than done?

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Blockchain Policy in Europe

Posted on 17th December 2019

Blockchain, and knowledge thereof, has come a long way since it first entered the spotlight in 2008 as the technology underpinning Bitcoin. It is now understood that blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies have disruptive potential that could transform various sectors, from banking to healthcare and beyond.

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Brexit Brief: Tory Triumph and the Next Five Years

Posted on 12th December 2019

Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have won the general election and are returned with a healthy majority. The Conservative manifesto was light on detail for the digital economy, but we can start to make some guesses as to what will happen next.

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Webinar Recording: Exploring the Key Developments from WRC-19

Posted on 12th December 2019

In this webinar, we discussed the key developments from WRC-19 in relation to IMT, ESIMs, emerging access systems (HAPS, HIBS), maritime and aeronautical safety services and more. We also looked ahead and discussed WRC-23.

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