Brexit: Questions to the Prime Minister

Posted on 13th July 2016

Theresa May is prime minister – nine weeks sooner than she expected.  Brexit will surely define her premiership, but she must first define Brexit. Staff member Mike Laughton looks ahead to the decisions to be made.

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Taxation and the Digital Economy: Closing the Loop

Posted on 29th March 2016

The digital economy grows faster than policy-makers can legislate for taxation, just as the public is paying more attention to these matters. Policy Analyst Matt Allison takes a look at recent initiatives to maximise revenues, and examines policy-makers’ motives.

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Will the Digital Single Market save the EU?

Posted on 23rd March 2016

If the EU is to keep Britain in, it should be more customer-facing, as Matthew McDermott, our EMEA Public Policy Director, argues. A digital single market might sway enough people to make the difference – and this presents an opportunity for business.

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Access Alert: Behind the EU-US Privacy Shield – What is ‘Safe Harbour 2.0’?

Posted on 10th February 2016

The ‘EU-US Privacy Shield’ is hailed as ‘Safe Harbour 2.0’, but hurdles remain, and even clearing them is no guarantee of a harmonious data-transfer environment for tech companies. Our experts bring you up to date.

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Battles to come over TPP for tech

Posted on 20th January 2016

The hard work of negotiating the largest multilateral trade deal in history may have wrapped up last October in Atlanta, but the battle over its ratification is just getting started, with voices old and new engaging fiercely. Policy Analyst Logan Finucan discusses the issues at stake and the US groups on all sides of the ratification debate.

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Drone regulations must have public confidence to secure industry’s future

Posted on 24th September 2015

The industry must actively work with markets developing regulations to ensure that the public are talking about how we exploit the benefits of drones, rather than whether we prevent their sale.

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Is Britain going to see the return of the Lord Chamberlain?

Posted on 3rd June 2015

Staff member Mike Laughton was following the Queen’s Speech. Although it’s known around the world as a chance for the British to bring back traditions most had forgotten about, this Address from the Throne might seek to bring back one more: censorship. We parse the pomp and ceremony to ask questions of the government’s programme for the technology sector.

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