Walking in the Footsteps of Tech Giants: Eight Lessons Energy Companies Can Learn From the Tech Sector’s Mistakes

Posted on 17th December 2018

The energy sector is a relative latecomer to digitalisation, giving it the chance to learn from mistakes of others. However, as the sector moves to modernise its infrastructure and take advantage of the huge quantity of customer data it has access to, it risks moving from a legacy of politicised regulation and high stakes interventions around oil and energy into a tech sector where the same characteristics are increasingly appearing around data. Considering the history of the energy sector and the lessons learned by tech companies, Access Partnership and Delta EE tackle the eight questions these companies should be asking themselves.

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Corporate Compliance Insights: How GDPR Enforcement is Shaping Up in Europe

Posted on 14th December 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Europe’s sweeping data protection law, has been in effect for six months, and while fines have yet to be levied against US companies for breach of the law, enforcement is beginning to take hold. Access Partnership’s Policy Analyst Anne Shannon Baxter discusses what organisation with cross-border operations should know in a guest article for Corporate Compliance Insights.

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Brexit Brief: Who Can Get a Deal Through?

Posted on 12th December 2018

The prime minister can change – the dilemmas won’t.  A change of the office-holder – even of the governing party – won’t change the choices available.  Each alternative course of action poses painful trade-offs requiring the quick assembly of fragile coalitions.  While there may be a majority against May’s deal, and arguably against no-deal Brexit, there’s not yet a majority for anything else.  The prime minister – May or not – must be able to find one quickly. Our take on a hectic Brexit week.

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Retail Operations Insights: 6 Months Into The GDPR: Is Retail Ready?

Posted on 12th December 2018

Technology has transformed the retail industry from top to bottom. With mobile applications, social media platforms, and data analytics, retailers have increased their customer reach and improved their operations. With increased digitisation, however, the sector is exposed to data privacy breaches. Access Partnership’s Marketing Manager Ivan Ivanov looks at the effect of the GDPR on retail in a guest article for Retail Operations Insights. Read the article here.

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Introducing the new European Electronic Communications Code (EECC)

Posted on 10th December 2018

The sweeping update to European telecoms legislation — the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) — was formally adopted in December 2018. Member states now have two years to incorporate it into national law.

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VOA: Daybreak Africa

Posted on 7th December 2018

On the back of our “AI for Africa” white paper, written in partnership with Microsoft and University of Pretoria, Access Partnership’s Senior Policy Analyst Logan Finucan spoke to Voice of America (VOA) on the opportunities and challenges for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to solve some of Africa’s biggest challenges.

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The American Lawyer: Uncertainty Follows G20 Talks

Posted on 6th December 2018

Access Partnership’s Senior Policy Analyst Logan Finucan spoke to The American Lawyer on the latest developments on the US-China trade front, following G20 talks. Read the full article here.

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