From the Desk of Greg Francis: US Congress Re-Launches Treaty Talks on Internet Economy

Posted on 16th April 2018

Final echoes of the US Senate committee’s questions of Facebook last week will only fade in the UN Security Council where, in a few years, Member States will adopt a treaty on regulation of the Internet Economy. By opening wide the door to questions on privacy, revenue, security and purpose, Congress showed its well-placed concern and signaled that others can too.

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Access Partnership to Host Debates on Cybersecurity and Data Privacy in New York on 23 and 24 May

Posted on 13th April 2018

The forum will be a day and a half, off-the-record event for government and legal affairs staff to bring their concerns and questions to be answered by experts, as well as to develop a sense of where and how these policy issues are developing.

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EU Commits to Hit The Ground Running on AI, Blockchain, eHealth and Innovation

Posted on 11th April 2018

On 11 March, Access Partnership attended the second EU Digital Day, hosted by the Commission in Brussels, with participation from a swathe of national digital ministers. As anticipated, no less than 23 countries (both EU member states and candidate states, including Serbia) signed a joint declaration on artificial intelligence committing to enhanced cooperation to ensure that Europe does not fall behind either China or the United States when it comes to AI innovation and deployment.

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The Race for 5G

Posted on 10th April 2018

5G, the next generation of mobile wireless communications, isn’t set to roll out in the UK until 2020, but networks are ahead of the game. With EE’s Chief Executive predicting that 5G is only 18 months away in February, last week Ofcom auctioned spectrum to provide space for the coming generation of mobile networks. Who are the winners and losers?

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Access Partnership to Lead Discussion at DSA Global Summit on 1 May in London

Posted on 9th April 2018

The Summit will discuss spectrum-sharing methods and models, and explore how spectrum-sharing regulatory regimes across a variety of complementary spectrum bands can be coordinated to lower the cost of broadband; allowing 5G and Internet of Things deployments and helping to connect the next 4 billion to the digital economy.

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Brexit Brief: Brexit at Half Time

Posted on 4th April 2018

Brexit negotiations reached new heights of tension yesterday as a row launched over Britain’s access to Galileo, the EU’s global navigation satellite system.

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US Proposes Tariffs On USD 50 Billion of Chinese Goods

Posted on 4th April 2018

The US Trade Representative (USTR) yesterday released its proposed list of Chinese products that would be subject to a 25% tariff. The action further escalates trade tensions between China and the United States.

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