Datacenter Dynamics: GDPR: From Confusion to Chaos

Posted on 1st February 2019

With the recent $57 million fine levied by French regulators against Google, high cost of non-compliance with the GDPR is becoming a reality. Hoping to mitigate costs of incorrect or delayed compliance, many firms are implementing a risky “wait-and-see” approach. Access Partnership’s Public Policy Manager Halak Mehta-Shrivastava reflects on the risks of non-compliance in an op-ed for Datacenter Dynamics.

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Updating the e-Commerce Rulebook: Plurilateralism to the Fore?

Posted on 30th January 2019

Last week, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, representatives from 76 countries agreed to start talks as part of a WTO plurinational initiative  to develop new global rules on e-commerce. This is a breakthrough in a previously deadlocked area; ultimately, it could help foster an international framework covering areas like data localisation, data flows and a permanent ban on customs duties on electronic transmissions. This would mark a major department from the complex patchwork of rules that now exists — but not all countries are on board.

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Brexit Brief: Carry On Negotiating the Backstop

Posted on 30th January 2019

Following last night’s votes in Westminster, May was given a mandate to go back to Brussels and renegotiate, perhaps in vain, the terms of the Northern Irish backstop. It remains to be seen whether this will change anything.

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Trends to Watch 2019: GDPR Goes Global

Posted on 30th January 2019

The European Union’s globally applicable General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has set the global benchmark for data protection standards. In 2019, it will continue to reverberate far beyond Europe; more countries around the world will adopt GDPR-like standards, often creating headaches for global business in the process. Will the GDPR now inevitably become the world standard?

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Information Management: The European Challenge to a US Data Privacy Framework

Posted on 25th January 2019

Amid the ascendency of GDPR-like standards around the world, the business community is looking to the US to put forward a more business-friendly model. Access Partnership’s Senior Policy Analyst Logan Finucan looks at the virtues and flows of the GDPR and reflects on the prospects for US privacy legislation in an op-ed for Information Management.

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Trends to Watch 2019: Digital Identity: A New Impetus for Stronger Management

Posted on 24th January 2019

Countries have slowly made progress in transitioning from paper-based to digital identification, with several countries announcing plans to create digital identity systems and six Asian governments already expected to roll out digital IDs over 2019 and beyond. In 2019, as this process accelerates, its success depends on whether a market for digital identity systems can overcome growing challenges and the memory of some high-profile failures.

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Brexit Brief: A Lot Happening, How Much is Changing?

Posted on 23rd January 2019

As MPs and No. 10 prepare for another Brexit vote next week, Theresa May is fighting the same fight, looking for concessions from leaders in Westminster and the EU, with none willing to concede.

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