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Top in Tech: Russia-Ukraine and the EU's Data Act

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Conan D'Arcy
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‘Top in tech’ is a monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day.

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The Ukraine invasion - a global perspective

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Alexander Smotrov
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On Wednesday morning, Russian troops entered Ukraine. As stressed by policymakers in London, Washington, and Brussels, everything is now on the table in terms of further sanctions against Russia. Whatever new measures might ensue-and depending on Russia’s counter-response-the immediate costs and possible risks for investors and corporates in the region have never been…

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Third Way's Matt Bennett: could Trump return in 2024?

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Miranda Lutz
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Miranda Lutz is joined by Matt Bennett, Executive Vice President for Public Affairs at Third Way, a Washington, DC-based public policy think tank to discuss the progress of the Biden administration thus far and what is to come ahead of the November 2022 US midterm elections.

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Does the UK government ‘get’ science?

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Mark Loughridge
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Mark Loughridge, Dr Rupert Lewis, Andrew Croydon and Miranda Lutz discuss the ‘science gap’ between government and scientists.

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Lithium: the rare mineral that will determine the United States’ green future

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Ben Bassett
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Lithium’s role in the United States’ renewable energy transition and technological advancements is undeniable. Lithium is crucial to a successful increase in electric vehicle production that is necessary to meet net-zero goals, while the same can be said for meeting the ever-growing demand for wearable technology and augmented reality and virtual reality. However,…

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The geopolitics of development spending

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Jens Presthus
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Jon Garvie, Miranda Lutz, Stephen Adams and Jens Presthus take a deep-dive into the growing prominence of infrastructure spending, exploring how and why it is becoming a geopolitical fault-line between the West and China.

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US data brokers on notice as Congress and regulators sharpen their focus on sector

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Miranda Lutz
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Online clicks and webpage visits have been tracked for decades; now data collection has leapt from the screen to the physical world. In 2020, there were more than 11 bn connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices, from appliances to wearable health monitors. That figure is projected to more than double to 27 bn by 2025, according to IoT Analytics. Each one of these devices…

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GC's 2021 Reading List

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Alex Dawson
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At the end of each year, the Global Counsel team has a tradition of sharing among ourselves a selection of our favourite articles, books and podcasts. We also share the list with our network in what has become a staple of GC holiday communications. Some of this informs our day jobs, but most of it can also be filed against the (very) interesting times we live in.

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Top in Tech: Biden and Brexit - one year on

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Conan D'Arcy
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‘Top in tech’ is a monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team lift the lid on the latest in Europe’s ‘techlash’, identifying where the debate is heading in London and Brussels, the politics behind it, and what this might mean for the apps and online services we use every day.

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Unpacking the US-EU-Japan trilateral partnership

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Alessandro Gangarossa
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What does the US-EU-Japan trilateral partnership mean for trade policy?

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From Virginia to DC: how the US state election results will affect the mid-terms

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Ben Bassett
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Chris Rinkus, Practice Lead, US Political due diligence; Miranda Lutz, Senior Associate; and Ben Bassett, Associate, discuss how the elections on November 2nd will affect the Biden administration’s agenda.

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What the Tech: the US-Russia digital controversies

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Frederick Michell
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In a bonus episode, Miranda Lutz, Senior Associate in our US office is joined by Frederick Michell, Associate in the Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia practice, to discuss the implications of US-Russia relations on the tech industry.

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US fights back: the challenges to taxing digital

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Miranda Lutz
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The meteoric rise of digital commerce and virtual services has raised the issue of how to tax companies that do not generate value based on their physical footprint, but nonetheless place a burden on the jurisdictions in which they operate. The digital tax issue has been percolating for several years but as major tech companies like Facebook and Netflix have raised the…

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Assessing the first 100 days of Joe Biden’s presidency

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Erin Caddell
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On call for the Global Counsel network, Erin Caddell, President of GC USA, Chris Rinkus, Practice Lead for US Political Due Diligence, and Miranda Lutz, Senior Associate, unpack the first 100 days of Joe Biden's presidency.

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After Alaska: tech investment and US-China tensions

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Jens Presthus
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The meeting between US and Chinese officials in Alaska on March 19th left little doubt that the new Biden administration does not mean a quick rapprochement between Beijing and Washington. If anything, Chinese officials upped the ante by making it clear that they see little downside to taking a tough line and signalling that China will emerge confident from covid-19. …

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Biden and the transatlantic trading relationships

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Daniel Capparelli
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This week, Trade and Manufacturing Practice Lead Daniel Capparelli is joined by Senior Associate in our US office Miranda Lutz, and Brussels office Associate Alessandro Gangarossa. They discuss the Biden administration's approach to trade as Katherine Tai, his nominee for USTR representative nears confirmation from the Senate.

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Prospects for US data breach law soar after SolarWinds hack

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Miranda Lutz
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The fallout from the SolarWinds hack that compromised a number of US government systems just before the end of 2020 continues to ripple across the US government, with Congress holding three public hearings on the topic in February alone. The SolarWinds cyberattack revealed that parts of the US government are grossly underprepared for cybersecurity attacks. But it has also…

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US trade: same tools, used responsibly

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Miranda Lutz
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President Joe Biden’s initial actions on trade shows that President Trump’s trade legacy and his willingness to leverage national security powers to enact trade remedies is likely to prove stickier than many in the private sector would have hoped. So far, the key difference in the new administration’s approach has been largely rhetorical as President Biden positions…

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