Senior Practice Director
Conan D’Arcy

Conan leads Global Counsel’s Technology, Media and Telecoms practice. Conan has worked both in Brussels and Whitehall, as a political and legislative adviser. Before joining Global Counsel, he was Special Adviser to the British Deputy Prime Minister on technology, trade and the European Union and, prior to this, spent several years as a political adviser in the European Parliament to senior MEPs on international trade and financial services legislation.

Conan coordinates Global Counsel’s support for technology, media and telecommunications clients. He has advised leading companies on a range of policy challenges including: the impact of Brexit on the e-commerce and software sectors; competition, consolidation and investment frameworks in telecoms markets; employment policy and the ‘gig economy’; and the impact of data protection, localisation and cybersecurity legislation. 

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Top in Tech: Roger Taylor on making AI work for governments and citizens


This week on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy speaks to Roger Taylor, former Chair of both the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation and the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation. They talk about what governments get wrong about AI, the future of the UK's digital ethics strategies, and what lessons can be drawn from past mistakes in the administrative use of…

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Top in Tech: is tech policy still an EU priority?


This week on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Associate Director Max von Thun and EU Policy Practice Director Ana Martínez to discuss the past year in EU tech policy. Has the Ukraine conflict upended the European Commission's focus on tech, and what have been the big policy achievements so far?

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