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Conan
D'Arcy

Senior Practice Director
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Conan leads Global Counsel’s Technology, Media and Telecoms practice. He advises global technology, telecoms and media companies on emerging policy frameworks in the EU, UK and US on artificial intelligence, data protection, online safety, digital competition, the 'gig economy' and the 'metaverse'.

Before joining Global Counsel, Conan was Special Adviser to the British Deputy Prime Minister on innovation policy and, prior to this, spent several years as a political adviser in the European Parliament to senior MEPs.

Latest Insights by Conan D'Arcy

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Is the US ready to pass child online safety legislation?

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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…

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Tech regulation in France after the government reshuffle

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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…

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After Adobe/Figma, what next for tech mergers?

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This week on Top in Tech, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Joe Armitage, GC's Lead Analyst on UK politics, to talk us through the collapse of Adobe's acquisition of Figma, the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) role in it and the political fallout in the UK. 

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