Datanami: China Ahead on AI Strategy, Behind on Data Access

Posted on 7th August 2018

Access Partnership’s Public Policy Manager Xiaomeng Lu was quoted by Datanami: “China’s AI strategy includes three components: technology advancement, industry expansion and establishing an AI policy roadmap.” Read the full article here.

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GDPR: The Fines are Coming

Posted on 27th July 2018

Enforcement actions for breaches of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could come before the end of the year, according to the European Commissioner for Justice Věra Jourová. The legislation, which has significantly strengthened consumers’ rights to privacy and data protection in the EU, introduces the possibility of mammoth fines. Breaches of the GDPR can cost companies up to 4% of their global turnover. While organisations processing large amounts of customer data are particularly at risk, no sector escapes scrutiny.

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Finance 5.0: a Challenge for Cybersecurity?

Posted on 25th July 2018

Access Partnership attended one of the last conferences before Brussels broke up for the summer holidays. Organised by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Austrian National Bank, and hosted by the National Bank of Belgium, the event was a crossover of two critical domains: cybersecurity and finance. Access Partnership’s Simona Lipstaite reports on the key takeaways from the event.

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Join Access Partnership at Booth #116 at OilComm in Houston, Texas

Posted on 24th July 2018

Access Partnership is delighted to host booth #116 at OilComm trade show on 3-4 October, 2018, the leading forum for communications technology professionals in the energy, maritime, and transportation communities.

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Brexit Wrap-Up: The State of Play Before Summer Break

Posted on 23rd July 2018

After a year of slow progress, internal disputes and a position that fluctuates from one summit to another, the March European Council summit marked a breakthrough for the UK’s negotiations when the EU27 signed off on a draft legal text for the withdrawal agreement, a transition period, and negotiating guidelines for the future relationship between the UK and EU. However, the negotiations have stalled and no significant progress was made at the latest summit in June.

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New America: Progress, Pauses, and Power Shifts in China’s Cybersecurity Law Regime

Posted on 20th July 2018

China’s Cybersecurity Law (CSL) has a remarkably wide reach in Chinese society, serving as the centerpiece of perhaps the most comprehensive cyberspace governance regime in the world. Still, more than a year after official implementation, a great deal of the regulatory and standards-setting work remains incomplete. Access Partnership’s Public Policy Manager Xiaomeng Lu looks at the the progress and setbacks of CSL in a guest article for New America.

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Smart Cities Require More than the Buenos Aires Declaration

Posted on 19th July 2018

The Buenos Aires Declaration rightly acknowledges the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) in enabling smarter and more sustainable cities, including the economic benefits that can be derived from distributed computing, machine and deep learning, and big data analytics. However, capitalising on the Declaration will not be an easy task.

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