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Lessons from the DSA and DMA for the next phase of the EU's tech agenda

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Jack Keevill
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Last week, the European Parliament approved the texts of the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act, the EU’s flagship laws dealing with online content and online competition. Not only were they adopted by broad consensus, but they were adopted in record time – by EU standards, at least. As we come towards the summer break, and the natural breather before the next…

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Top in Tech: Mobility policy in the UK and privacy debates in the EU

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Conan D'Arcy
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Welcome to Top in Tech, your guide for navigating and understanding the European 'tech-lash', the frontline of a new push to regulate the technology sector. Each month, the Global Counsel team will bring you inside the latest debates, proposals, and laws shaping the conversation in Brussels, London, and across the world.

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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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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: political ads, the Web Summit and the Digital Markets 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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Notes from Lisbon: the Politics of the Web Summit

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Jack Keevill
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The Web Summit is done and dusted for 2021. At a mere 40,000 attendees packed into the waterfront Altice Arena in Lisbon, it may have been much smaller than its pre-pandemic peak. But it has lost none of the glitz that made it a highlight of the global tech calendar, and this year its organisers carefully navigated the choppiest waters of European – and global – tech…

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