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Top in Tech: Diving into crypto and online fraud

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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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E-scooters: What are they good for?

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Megan Stagman
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In July 2020, the UK government authorised a series of pilot projects that saw e-scooters proliferate across the country. What had hitherto been a niche and novel technology quickly became commonplace. Yet in spite of their newfound prevalence, the question which policymakers are still asking a year and a half later is: what are e-scooters actually for, and who are they…

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Top in Tech: Biden and Brexit - one year on

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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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Top in Tech: Frances Haugen, Facebook’s metaverse and the TTC

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Conan D'Arcy
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‘Top in tech’ is a new monthly episode from the GC tech policy team. Each month, the team will 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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Are musicians getting a raw deal from music streaming?

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Conan D'Arcy
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With artists pushing for reform to the music streaming economy, and rates of pay for streaming the lowest they have ever been, it’s been only a matter of time before the industry caught the attention of UK policymakers.

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Geopolitics: the next bump in the road for autonomous vehicles or an accelerator?

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Megan Stagman
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There have been no shortage of concerns levelled against autonomous vehicles. Public perception is an important one, which is inextricably linked with fears about safety. Uber’s fatal self-driving crash in 2018 is now an obligatory reference point in any discussion about autonomous vehicles, and public scepticism persists even in spite of claims that the technology…

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A new Silicon Valley in Eastern Europe?

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Megan Stagman
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Megan Stagman, Associate in the technology, media and telecoms practice and Alexander van der Wusten, Associate in the Russia, CEE and Eurasia practice discuss the emerging tech sector in Eastern Europe.

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Will 2021 be the year that digital identity finally takes off?

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Megan Stagman
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After a recent history that is best described as stop-start, the first few months of 2021 have seen new momentum for the roll-out of digital identity schemes, with fresh legislative initiatives in the pipeline for both the UK and EU. The question is whether this time will be different. Public apathy and scepticism towards online identity schemes, combined with a number of…

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