Upcoming Webinar: GDPR Goes Global: The Case of Brazil and India

Posted on 14th September 2018

In this webinar, we will look at how Brazil and India have reacted to the GDPR. We will also explore what leading companies are doing to comply with new requirements to identify the best practices that will allow companies to stay ahead of the wave of GDPR-inspired regulations around the world. 

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Access Partnership Took Part in a Joint Press Conference on Senegal’s Electronic Communications Code Bill

Posted on 14th September 2018

Senegal’s recently proposed Code of Electronic Communications threatens the access of Senegalese to Internet telephony applications like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype and Viber. The outcome of such a measure would be a serious blow to the country’s digital economy and democratic progress. Access Partnership’s Director for Africa, Abdou Lo took part in a joint press conference in an effort to change the text of the proposed law.

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Key Takeaways from the GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Digital Societies Event

Posted on 13th September 2018

The GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Digital Societies conference in Bangkok, held from 5 to 7 September 2018, brought governments and mobile operators together to address the digital world. The critical role of cross-border data flows in the digital economy was a key theme throughout; not only vital for technology development in artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous vehicles, but it can facilitate societal services, such as a healthcare, through its accurate predictive abilities. The event also highlighted some governmental and industry concerns stemming from digital economies.

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Regional Privacy Frameworks and Cross-Border Data Flows: How ASEAN and APEC can Protect Data and Drive Innovation

Posted on 11th September 2018

The report outlines options for improving linkages at a regional level between Asia’s two main privacy frameworks – the ASEAN Framework on Personal Data Protection and the APEC Privacy Framework. Furthermore, it highlights specific steps that all countries can take to support greater alignment of privacy frameworks across Asia.

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EU Policy-Makers Return to Digital Single Market Log Jam

Posted on 5th September 2018

With a little over a year to go until the end of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s tenure, the likelihood of completing the digital single market (DSM) is increasingly unlikely. MEPs, bureaucrats and, lobbyists return to Brussels this week from the long summer break, faced with a dense log jam of legislative files to be completed before the Parliament is dissolved for the European elections in 2019.

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Public Procurement and Cloud Service Providers in France

Posted on 31st August 2018

The French public procurement system is a complex administrative and political structure, with several levels of contracting and oversight. Despite one central set of rules, responsibility for procurement is dispersed among local authorities, forming a significant barrier to standardisation. In addition, France has the highest number of procurement proceedings per year within the EU.

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Navigating Through the Regulatory Channels: A To-Do List for Satellite Service Operators and End Users

Posted on 31st August 2018

For a multinational company interested in expanding its portfolio, the patchwork regulatory landscape can be intimidating. Industry actors must comb through national and regional licensing processes and fee regulation before offering their services. What should you consider when you’re planning on providing satellite services?

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