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Data Latest News Policy November 17, 2022 B2B mandatory data sharing in the Data Act. Friend or foe?

We continue our series on the Data Act, this time we will deep-dive into Business-to-Business (B2B) data sharing, one of the key aspects regulated by the Data Act and a crucial one for startups.  One of the key goals of the regulation is to make non-personal/industrial data more widely shared between businesses, which is mainly …

Latest News Policy Startup Nations Standard November 9, 2022 Is Spain ready to be the first EU Startup Nation?

The Spanish Parliament has approved the first Spanish Startup Law after sixteen months in the pipeline. This is exciting news for the Spanish and European startup ecosystems, so much so that it has been baptised in Spain by some as “la deseada” (the wished for).  This piece of legislation constitutes a conscious effort on the …

Latest News Policy Startups September 23, 2022 Time to lead on global economic policy development

By Michael McGeary, Founding Board Member, Allied for Startups  As governments around the world emerge from facing down the economic and public health crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are turning towards forward-looking policy development, especially with regard to technology and its role in society. In the US, antitrust, competition and privacy are once again …

Artificial Intelligence Digital Single Market Policy September 22, 2022 How may the AI Liability Directive impact startups.

For many AI startups, the global challenges we are currently facing (COVID-19, climate change, and the energy crisis) are opportunities to use technology to improve people’s lives. This is why AFS  has actively participated in the policy debate on AI since the first White Paper on the topic was published in February 2020. Advocating for …

Data DTX Policy September 1, 2022 Q4 Projects and Priorities

We’re back after a restful summer break, fully recharged and excited to jump back in on our projects ahead. Entering the last quarter of 2022, we take a look at Allied for Startups’ exciting upcoming activities. Allied for Startups Annual Summit 2022 Allied for Startups will be hosting its Annual Summit in October 2022! After …

Data DTX Policy July 28, 2022 Pre-Summer Startup Milestones

As we round off the first half of 2022, we take a look at some of the key projects and milestones that have shaped our work at Allied for Startups for the last few months.  Growth We’re expanding in every possible direction! We were born almost a decade ago and our Membership growth mirrors the …

Artificial Intelligence Latest News Policy June 28, 2022 Open Source: Invisible backbone of AI startups

AI rules should be proportionate and risk-based, especially for startups that are building and deploying AI that benefits EU consumers and businesses. Including general purpose AI in the AI Act risks throwing overboard the risk-based approach and casting blanket suspicion on AI startups, which are critical to a competitive AI landscape.  One of the hardest …

Data Policy April 20, 2022 GDPR 4 years later – the impact on startups?

Four years ago the GDPR became a compliance milestone for anyone who processes EU citizens’ personal data. While it has provided a harmonized standard for almost 500 million citizens, it has also been challenging for startups.  GDPR was a welcomed response to the opportunities and challenges posed by the growth of digital economies and societies. …

Data Policy April 1, 2022 Why is a new Transatlantic Data Flows Agreement essential for startup success?

After the famous Schrems II judgment, a new Transatlantic Agreement on the flow of personal data between the US and the EU is now in the works. We are optimistic about the potential that this agreement can bring to innovation and startup ecosystems, in terms of legal certainty and predictability.  What is the status quo?  …

Artificial Intelligence Policy March 16, 2022 What do startups need from the Artificial Intelligence Act?

For many AI startups, the global challenges we are currently facing (COVID-19, climate change) are opportunities to use technology to improve people’s lives. At the same time, they are building technologies that are currently being regulated by EU policy makers. In this blog post we share key priorities for policy makers to consider in order …

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