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The tech sector and the 2024 elections

Where next for the “Techlash”?

Social media and content-sharing platforms are now an integral part of electoral processes, acting as a conduit for the campaigning of and advertising by parties and candidates, and a forum for public discourse. If tech companies are perceived to have performed poorly during the elections, this could shape not only the reputation of the sector, but also the subsequent policy agendas they face from governments.
The 2024 elections mark the conclusion of the current policy cycle in the US, EU and UK. This marks the next phase of the "techlash" with governments setting out new policy agendas towards the end of this year and into next with major implications for companies and investors across the tech sector. 
Our global team has a strong track record helping clients across different sectors to analyse, assess and engage with the national, regional and international implications of elections, and their results, and the policy agendas which follow. 
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Understand and track

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Understand the drivers of post-election technology regulatory initiatives and what policymakers are trying to achieve.

Track the political and policy debates of new governments and administrations in the US, EU, UK and other major policy centres which shape the form and likely impact of regulatory frameworks.

Understand the interplay between competing national and regional legal frameworks, as well as initiatives at an international level to collaborate and coordinate.

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Assess and prioritise

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Prioritise the key markets for compliance and regulatory development for your business.

Assess opportunities and risks around evolving policy frameworks and develop strategies to respond to them in those key markets.

Assess opportunities for engaging with multilateral or plurilateral policymaking bodies to influence the establishment of global technology and AI standards or principles before they are adopted at national or regional level.

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Contribute and engage

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Engage constructively with policymakers on policy design questions for emerging national, regional and international technology and AI frameworks. 

Contribute and deploy data points and illustrative use cases to inform government policy development with regards to private sector deployment of advanced digital technologies and AI.

Contribute expertise and technical insights to shape the establishment of policies on the deployment of advanced data tools and AI within the public sector.

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The global tech and elections policy team are specialists with regulatory and policy expertise across sectors and markets. They translate their experience from government, trade departments, politics, think tanks, international organisations, and business to advise clients at all levels, including C-Suites, boards, and government/public affairs and operational teams.

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