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Top in Tech: Elizabeth Denham on UK data privacy

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Conan D'Arcy
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Today on the podcast, Conan D'Arcy talks to Elizabeth Denham, the former UK Information Commissioner at the ICO and current International Adviser at Baker McKenzie. They talk through the past and future of UK data privacy, Elizabeth's time at the ICO, and how the UK policy stance compares to the US and EU.

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The future of summit diplomacy: an Asian perspective

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Dedi Dinarto
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Following several leader-level summits in Asia, including ASEAN in Cambodia; G20 in Bali, and APEC in Thailand, Asian countries continue to take an increasingly active role in dealing with global challenges and brokering a pathway between US-China competition. What does the future of Summit diplomacy look like from Asia and what did we learn after the first set of in…

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The role of digital technology in supporting and treating mental health

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Rosie Hill
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In the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by a massive 25%, according to research by the World Health Organization. Is there a role for digital technologies in treating and supporting patients with mental health conditions?

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Unpacking the UK's Autumn Statement

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Alex Dawson
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UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced the long-awaited Autumn Statement yesterday, detailing the new government’s tax and spend commitments alongside the OBR’s economic forecast. The delay of the budget provided Sunak and Hunt with more time to agree on areas of public spending to potentially cut. It seeks to demonstrate the economic competence and fiscal credibility that…

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Top in Tech: Policy implications for Musk's Twitter and a tour of Southeast Asia's tech sector

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Conan D'Arcy
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This week on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Senior Associate Ugonma Nwankwo to check in on the policy implications of the US midterms and Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter. Then, we survey Southeast Asia's growing tech sector with Senior Associate Nicholas Lee.

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Unpacking the surprising US midterm elections

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Max Mandich
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Joe Biden's Democratic Party overperformed expectations in the United States midterm elections, surprising Washington and European observers and plunging Donald Trump and the Republican Party into newfound turmoil. While Democrats are expected to narrowly lose the House, it was the most robust midterm performance for a Democratic incumbent in forty years. The weakened…

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The geopolitics of: the G20

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Jon Garvie
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In the latest in our geopolitics series, practice director Jon Garvie is joined by Paola Subacchi, Professor of International Economics and Chair Advisory Board at the Global Policy Institute at Queen Mary, University of London. Paola co-chaired the T7 think-tank task force on economic recovery, which fed academic and think-tank perspectives into the G7 and G20…

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Top in Tech: Ofcom CEO Melanie Dawes on regulating the metaverse

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Conan D'Arcy
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Last week, we hosted an event in central London presenting the initial findings of our new report on public attitudes to the metaverse and its regulation.  Today, we're presenting a recording from the event: Ofcom CEO Melanie Dawes joined GC Chairman Peter Mandelson for a discussion on the role of regulators in online safety and emerging technologies like the…

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The Global Month Ahead: COP27, G20 and the US Midterms

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Dedi Dinarto
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Welcome back to the Global Month Ahead, Global Counsel's briefing on the events and stories that will define the month to come.

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Rishi Sunak becomes prime minister

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Alex Dawson
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Rishi Sunak entered 10 Downing Street yesterday as the UK's third Prime Minister in as many months. On this recording of a GC client briefing call, recorded on October 25th, Lead Political Analyst Joe Armitage is joined by UK Country Director Alex Dawson and Director Lilah Howson-Smith to talk through Sunak's agenda.

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Top in Tech: Cyber warfare in Ukraine and media regulation in the EU

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Conan D'Arcy
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This week, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Associate Theresa Duemchen and Senior Associate Jack Keevil to discuss Russian use of cyber warfare against Ukraine and new legislation regulating media organisations in the EU.

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The geopolitics of: AI

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Jon Garvie
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Welcome back to 'The Geopolitics of", our miniseries exploring the geopolitical questions that will define the future of international relations.

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Global Month Ahead: Elections in Brazil, China's National Congress, the EU Energy Crisis, and fears of a global recession

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Anikó Zsebik
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Welcome back to the Global Month Ahead, Global Counsel's briefing on the events and stories that will define the month to come. In each episode, Global Macro Associate Director Isabelle Trick will hear from different members of the GC team to preview the month's stories before they are in the headlines.

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Top in Tech: UKIE CEO Jo Twist on the future of the UK gaming industry

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Conan D'Arcy
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Today on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy speaks with Jo Twist, the CEO of the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment, the UK video game industry trade body. Twist has lead UKIE for over a decade and played a pivotal role in building the world-leading UK video game industry. They talk about what separates video games from the rest of the tech industry, how the UK can…

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Top in Tech: leadership changes in the UK and data protection in the US

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Conan D'Arcy
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This week on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Senior Associate Ugonma Nwankwo and Associate Director Megan Stagman to discuss the tech regulatory impact of the UK's new leadership and recent US data protection proposals.

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Unpacking von der Leyen’s state of the EU

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Alessandro Gangarossa
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The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, delivered her third state of the European Union speech on September 14th before the European Parliament, giving sight of her priorities for 2023 and using a rare public platform to speak more directly to audiences beyond the immediate EU stakeholders. 

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Global Month Ahead: Italian election, US midterms, and the UNGA

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Dedi Dinarto
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Welcome to the Global Month Ahead, a new Global Counsel podcast highlighting the key events in the month to come. In each episode, Global Macro Associate Director Isabelle Trick will hear from different members of the GC team to preview the month's stories before they are in the headlines.

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

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Ana Martínez
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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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