SearchCIO: Trump’s Move to Ban Huawei a Wake-Up Call for IT Execs

Posted on 21st May 2019

Access Partnership’s Head of Data Policy and Trust Laura Sallstrom spoke to SearchCIO on Trump’s ban on Huawei products from US networks:

“The goal of this action is clearly to target Huawei, but its broad reference and vague writing open the door to broader inspection of the US technology supply chain. Any executive whose company sources any part of his or her supply chain in China should be concerned about this.”

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Latin America Leads ICT Reform

Posted on 17th May 2019

From new fiscal policies to labour laws, governments across Latin America are debating structural reforms, with ICT being one of the main sectors targeted.

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Countdown to the EU Elections: Who Will be the Next Digital Champions?

Posted on 16th May 2019

In a week’s time, voters in the European Union will elect a new European Parliament. Aside from customary issues like immigration and the economy, digital policy has become an integral part of campaign platforms, particularly fiscal policy for digital companies, Internet freedom and consumer protection. Industry players should build their engagement plans for the next five years as party lists are finalised.

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Retail News Asia: Forever 21 China Closes Down Online Stores

Posted on 15th May 2019

Access Partnership’s Policy Manager Xiaomeng Lu was quoted by Retail News Asia on Forever 21 closing China operations: “Overall this is a big and tough market to compete for non-Chinese brands, given strong domestic competition and unique consumer demands. Domestic e-commerce giants such as Alibaba, JD.com, and Pinduoduo compete fiercely against each other as well as edge out smaller brands.” Read the full story here.

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Anticipating WRC-23

Posted on 15th May 2019

This document details industry developments ahead of WRC-23 and identifies potential challenges resulting from existing submissions of agenda items.

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Scroll.In: TikTok’s Temporary Ban has Spurred Rival Apps to Make Users Clean Up Their Act on the Internet

Posted on 10th May 2019

On the back of the recent ban of TikTok app in India, Access Partnership’s Policy Analyst Mike Laughton spoke to Quartz on the challenges for internet platforms to filter content.

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Space News: ITU Wants Megaconstellations to Meet Tougher Launch Milestones

Posted on 9th May 2019

Access Partnership’s Director Mike Thompson spoke to Space News about how ITU’s rules surrounding NGSO constellations bring and keep into use their spectrum are changing and how a shift from needing just one satellite to deploying satellites in accordance with milestones will be discussed at WRC-19. Read the full story here.

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