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Post Brexit International Trade: The Great Debate
Thursday 8th February 2018

I was the panel at this debate hosted by the Chamber of Commerce,  to discuss issues related to international trade and Brexit with businesses from Berkshire and the Thames Valley. At the time of the debate, the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement had not been finalised and there was little understanding - and more than a little confusion -  about what Brexit would mean for British trade. I did find it interesting that one attendee who said he voted 'leave' was even then, planning to move his business to the EU 27.

The input that I was able to contribute related to how trade agreements are done, and how long they can take. this is based on the four years I spent tracking ACTA (Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement). 

Iptegrity in brief is the website of Dr Monica Horten. I’ve been analysing analysing digital policy since 2008. Way back then, I identified how issues around rights can influence Internet policy, and that has been a thread throughout all of my research. I hold a PhD in EU Communications Policy from the University of Westminster (2010), and a Post-graduate diploma in marketing.   I’ve served as an independent expert on the Council of Europe  Committee on Internet Freedoms, and was involved in a capacity building project in Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine. I am currently (from June 2022)  Policy Manager - Freedom of Expression, with the Open Rights Group. For more, see About Iptegrity is made available free of charge for  non-commercial use, Please link-back & attribute Monica Horten. Thank you for respecting this.

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Copyright Enforcement Enigma launch, March 2012

In 2012, I presented my PhD research in the European Parliament.


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