The Diplomat: Is China Changing Its Thinking on Data Localization?

Posted on 8th June 2020

In an op-ed for The Diplomat, Access Partnership Senior Policy Manager for Asia & US, Xiaomeng Lu, analyses what to make of new provincial cross-border data flow proposals. Read the full story here.

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Defining a Path to Fair Tech

Posted on 7th June 2020

This report attempts to provide the contours of a framework for how the international community can enjoy the benefits of technology on terms that are fair and lasting.

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Webinar Recording | Big Tech’s Role in Connecting the World

Posted on 5th June 2020

Join Access Partnership on 18 June from 3pm BST/10am EDT in conversation with Microsoft, Alphabet and Facebook as we discuss their connectivity programmes, regulatory concerns, their work during COVID-19 and their vision for a post-pandemic world. Register here.

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The Telegraph: Zuckerberg Faces Growing Internal Revolt at Facebook over how to Handle Trump’s Posts

Posted on 3rd June 2020

In the light of the violent protests across the US, Access Partnership’s Policy Manager, Tiernan Kenny, spoke to The Telegraph on the difficulties social media platforms face in moderating content on their sites: “A lot of them have recognised that this era of self-regulation is over and it’s gone past the stage where it’s desirable for them to set their own rules and policies.” Read the full story here.

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The Digital Services Act: Will the EU Break the Internet?

Posted on 3rd June 2020

The European Commission has formally kicked off its ambitious plans to re-shape the online world by opening a public consultation on the Digital Services Act (DSA). Technology companies ranging from cloud infrastructure providers to messaging services to online marketplaces are in the regulatory crosshairs of the Commission’s initiative. With the Commission eager to see the DSA have a global impact on a similar scale to the GDPR, the tech sector should be paying close attention to the Commission’s lines of inquiry and developments in Brussels.

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Tech Policy Podcast | Episode 5: The Future of Work

Posted on 3rd June 2020

In this episode, we are joined by our Heads of Regions to talk about the future of work and to understand how COVID-19 is accelerating the arrival of new ways of working around the world.

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Webinar Recording | Time for the Bird to Fly the Nest: Can Drones Deliver?

Posted on 2nd June 2020

In this webinar, we discussed recent policy developments in the drone ecosystem, how they affect your business, and key global policy and regulatory issues that should be monitored.

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