Alessandra Baldacchino

Alessandra
Baldacchino

Research Associate

Alessandra is a Research Associate at Global Counsel. She has a background in public policy and European studies, and joined Global Counsel from the European Asylum Support Office, where she supported the Executive Office. She previously worked at the Malta High Commission in London during Malta’s first Presidency of the Council of the EU and also worked at the European Parliament Information Office in Valletta. 

At Global Counsel, Alessandra specialises in Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT), helping to support clients on policy areas such as payments and the future of work.

Read posts by Alessandra on the Global Counsel blog.

Articles by Alessandra Baldacchino on the GC Blog and GC analysis

Tech and children’s mental health

Author: 
Baldacchino
28 Jun 2018
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Region: 
UK

The ubiquity of social media platforms is raising increasing concern within the UK government, resulting in urgent calls for more scrutiny on technology companies - this time on child protection. In the past weeks, the chief executive of the National Health Service (NHS), Simon Stevens, the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and culture secretary, Matt Hancock, have all spoken out about the need to protect children against the alleged harmful mental health effects of social media platforms.

Facebook’s political brand repair

Author: 
Baldacchino
25 May 2018
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone
UK

Facebook’s recent decision to run newspaper adverts promoting the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which enters into force today, have raised some eyebrows. It is, of course, interesting to see one of the world’s largest technology companies resorting to old fashioned long-copy. The more pertinent question is how well it is likely to work and what it suggests about the next tactical moves for big tech in general.