Access Partnership publishes Tech Policy Trends in 2021 report

Access Partnership, the global public policy consultancy for the tech sector, has released its Tech Policy Trends in 2021.

Access Partnership, the global public policy consultancy for the tech sector, has released its Tech Policy Trends in 2021. Following the accurate predictions of their previous Trends publications, the report focusses on issues germane to the moment, including protecting an open Internet, competition with China, COVID-19’s acceleration of digital transformation, and optimizing data governance, security and privacy. 

The ten topics framed in Access Partnership’s Tech Policy Trends in 2021 include: 

  • COVID-19’s effects on accelerating digital transformation across industries 
  • Rapid and sustained innovation that drives climate action to achieve net zero emissions 
  • Testing social justice commitments for sincerity 
  • Collaboration and leveraging multilateralism to address the China challenge 
  • Frictionless data storage 
  • Shaping competition processes as global antitrust takes centre stage 
  • Shifting the intermediary liability regime through the Digital Services Act and Section 230 
  • Regulators eye e-commerce giants, as they extend their reach into more markets 
  • OpenRAN goes mainstream with the rollout of 5G 
  • Network virtualization’s scalability drives a new era of telecom frameworks 

The full report, with detailed analysis on each of these 10 topics, can be read here.   

 

Lulu Freemont

Lulu Freemont

Policy Manager, Digital Regulation, techUK

Lulu is a Policy Manager at techUK, working across areas related to digital regulation, such as online harms and competition.

Prior to working at techUK, Lulu worked at social enterprise Parent Zone for a number of years, heading up the Policy and Public Affairs team. Working closely with technology companies, Parliamentarians and schools, her focus was on building digital resilience to help improve outcomes for children growing up in a digital world.

Lulu holds a MA (Hons) in Human Rights Law from SOAS, and a BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Exeter.

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