Global TAP

TAP offers this global page in order to focus on scholars and academic centers from outside the United States who are thought-leaders in technology policy issues. The constant evolution of technological innovation brings opportunities but also challenges to existing policies, laws, and trade agreements within governments and across borders. Content ownership, telecommunications regulations, anti-competitive policies, and cyber-security concerns differ across industries, provinces, and continents. These and other techpolicy issues demand cutting edge scholarship.

To find scholars and work from a specific region of the globe, use the search box below with geographic key words (city or country name or broad geographic areas like “Asia” and “Europe”).

Participating Centers
Featured Global TAP Blog

Towards a Policy Framework for Promoting Cloud Computing Adoption in Developing Countries
By Professor Khuong Minh Vu and Kris Hartley


After presenting the benefits of cloud computing, challenges associated with its adoption, and priorities for government intervention, this article goes on to offer salient policy recommendations. Professor Vu and Mr. Hartley conclude with a description of how these policy items can be incorporated into government interventions, and how governments can stimulate growth in cloud computing adoption for firm competitiveness and national economic development.

Global Privacy Compliance

The Hidden Force That Will Drive GDPR Privacy Compliance
By Dan Solove


European Union regulators will start enforcing the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25, 2018. A lot of privacy and security controls must be put into place or adapted to satisfy the new EU standards and rights. Privacy law expert Dan Solove discusses the compliance challenges and explains how the GDPR could have an expanding impact on privacy practices globally.

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