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‘Top in tech’ is brought to you by the Global Counsel tech policy team. Each week, 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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‘Top in tech’ is brought to you by the Global Counsel tech policy team. Each week, 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 future of AI in the UAE

    The future of AI in the UAE

    In an increasingly competitive regional landscape, the UAE emerges as a focal point for AI investment and innovation. Last week at the World Government Summit in Dubai, UAE's Minister of State for AI, Omar al-Ulama, backed OpenAI’s statements that the country can become a global leader in testing regulation for AI technology. To talk about this and more, Conan is joined by Senior Associate Sewar Quran. They talk about AI policy in the Middle East and the growing spotlight on the UAE, both in terms of policy development and its interplay with geopolitics.
    If you or your business are exposed to the trends discussed in this episode, you can reach out to Conan or the wider Global Counsel team by clicking here. 
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    The government response to the AI White Paper: How will the UK govern artificial intelligence?

    The government response to the AI White Paper: How will the UK govern artificial intelligence?

    This week on Top in Tech, Megan Stagman is joined by Theresa Duemchen to discuss the UK government announcement about how it plans to approach AI regulation. They explore the contents of the announcement (including both the voluntary and potential mandatory obligations for companies in this space); the various new consultations that will be opened on issues like copyright and cybersecurity; how the government plans to adopt AI for itself in the public sector; and what happens to all of these policies in the context of a general election.
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    Is the US ready to pass child online safety legislation?

    Is the US ready to pass child online safety legislation?

    This week on Top in Tech, Conan is joined by Ugonma to discuss child online safety and privacy in the United States, following a dramatic hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. While there is momentum for passing legislation, the likelihood of it happening in the near future is unlikely due to a myriad of factors, including the limited election-year legislative window. The Biden administration is taking some action through interagency task forces and proposed changes to the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule. Meanwhile, states are actively pursuing their own child safety laws; however, these efforts are increasingly running to legal hurdles. 
    If you or your business are exposed to the trends discussed in this episode, you can reach out to Conan or the wider Global Counsel team by clicking here. 
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    Dr. Santitarn Sathirathai on the future of the tech sector and regulation in Southeast Asia

    Dr. Santitarn Sathirathai on the future of the tech sector and regulation in Southeast Asia

    This week on Top in Tech, Conan is joined by Dr. Santitarn Sathirathai to talk about the economic and commercial dynamics of Southeast Asia, the development of the region's tech sector and how local technology platforms are competing with their Chinese and American peers. They discuss the impact of US-China decoupling on investment flows into the region, what that means for the tech sector and the dynamics of "reshoring" and "friendshoring". They also discuss tech regulation and the so-called "Brussels effect" on the region.
    If you or your business are exposed to the trends discussed in this episode, you can reach out to Conan or the wider Global Counsel team by clicking here. 
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    Davos 2024: Tech policy insights and on the ground analysis from the WEF annual meeting.

    Davos 2024: Tech policy insights and on the ground analysis from the WEF annual meeting.

    This week on Top in Tech, Megan Stagman, Director for UK tech policy, is joined by Associate Josh Bates to talk about their time at the World Economic Forum's 2024 annual meeting in Davos. They cover the changes in Davos they have witnessed over the years, the heightened focus on tech policy debates, and the attendance of a new generation of tech leaders. The conversation concludes with advice for any listeners planning to attend Davos for themselves and how to make the most of your time there. 
    If you or your business are exposed to the trends discussed in this episode, you can reach out to Megan, Josh or the wider Global Counsel team by clicking here. 
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    Tech regulation in France after the government reshuffle

    Tech regulation in France after the government reshuffle

    French politics is in a state of flux following Emmanuel Macron's high stakes cabinet reshuffle and the appointment of Gabriel Attal, France's youngest ever PM. These changes come at a time where France is the leading EU member state in regulating tech. This week on Top in Tech, Conan is joined by Ana Gradinaru, Director for Tech policy at Global Counsel, to talk about the ups and the downs of the reshuffle, what it means for the tech agenda, and where we are on French digital legislation.
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