Executive Gov: Tech Experts Warn Huawei Restrictions Could Negatively Impact U.S. Revenue Stream

Posted on 2nd June 2020

Access Partnership’s Senior Policy Manager for Asia & US Xiaomeng Lu was quoted by Executive Gov on the economic impact of U.S. restrictions on Huawei technology and software: “It could harm U.S. companies if they cease to be able to participate effectively and push for their preferred options. It also changes the geopolitical and economic risks faced by Taiwan, a major supplier of chips and electronics for many U.S. firms.” Read the full article here.

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IT Pro: What is Anticipatory Regulation?

Posted on 2nd June 2020

Access Partnership’s Policy Manager for UK and Europe Tiernan Kenny was quoted by IT Pro as he discusses the concept of anticipatory regulation: “It gives policymakers and regulators an insight into emerging technologies. This means that they are less likely to be forced into reactive rushed regulatory responses when a new technology emerges on to the market and upsets the status quo or causes harm.” Read the full article here.

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ITU News: How Cloud Computing Has Supported the COVID-19 Response

Posted on 2nd June 2020

Access Partnership’s Policy Manager Hussein Abdul-Enein was quoted by ITU News on infrastructure connectivity: “Connectivity varies significantly between the countries that we’ve looked at in response to the crisis, but one thing that we see in common is the need to invest in our connectivity infrastructure.” Read the full article here.

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El Economista: FLACSO and the Chilean Senate Discuss Internet Use During the Pandemic

Posted on 1st June 2020

On May 29th, a virtual session was held on telecommunications and coronavirus, and the repercussions of the pandemic on the economy and society, as well as the opportunity this time opens to rethink the Internet. Fernando Borjón summarized the progress of the decisions they have made in Mexico so that telecommunications continue to play a leading role in the education, health and income generation of the population. Read the full article here (Spanish version).

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An Insight into the ITU Filing Procedures

Posted on 1st June 2020

Satellite communications provide wide area coverage, but have the potential to cause radio interference unbounded by international borders. Coordination of radio frequencies is normally achieved bilaterally for terrestrial services – like cellular networks – and is usually only an issue near national borders. To manage and coordinate satellite frequencies, however, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU, an arm of the UN) provides regulatory oversight.

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Diginomica: ‘Privacy Has Taken a Back Seat’ as Governments Pursue Digital Contact Tracing

Posted on 27th May 2020

Our Digital Contact Tracing Report was featured by Diginomica: “The primary conclusion from the Access Partnership report – which is worth reading in full – is that as governments race to get COVID-19 under control, privacy has largely taken a back seat.” Read the full article here.

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Digital Contact Tracing: A Comparative Global Study

Posted on 27th May 2020

This report provides a timely overview of how 22 tech-enabled countries have approached the use of digital contact tracing to stalk and defeat COVID-19. With unique insights from both private and public sector stakeholders globally, the report reveals that, regional variations notwithstanding, privacy is taking a back seat to health concerns across the board and the virus crisis is set to have a profound effect on privacy policy worldwide.

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