Sarah Skaluba and Seha Yatim

Sarah Skaluba is Manager, Data Policy & Trust at Access Partnership – the global public policy consultancy for the tech sector. She advises multinational clients on technology policies ranging from digital trade and cross-border data flows to artificial intelligence, data portability and intermediary liability.

Prior to joining Access Partnership, she worked with enterprise software companies to develop advocacy strategies and global policy solutions at BSA | The Software Alliance, where she supported and helped launch the Global Data Alliance. Before this, Sarah was a research associate at C&M International and served in the U.S. government with both the Office of the United States Trade Representative and the Department of State.

Sarah is co-chair of the Technology & Digital Economy program for the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT). She holds a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in East Asian Politics and Security from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She spent two years living in Oita, Japan teaching English with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program. She works in both English and Japanese.

Seha Yatim is a Policy Manager for Asia & the U.S. at Access Partnership, a global public policy consultancy for the tech sector.

Seha helps companies navigate the technology-related regulatory and policy environment in the Asia-Pacific region, with a special focus on ASEAN. She analyses various technology policies including data privacy, cybersecurity, technology risk, smart cities and others. With her acute sense of business impacts, she also identifies opportunities for clients to enable them to expand their business and achieve their goals.

Prior to joining Access Partnership, Seha worked for the world’s largest package delivery company to raise thought leadership on trade and industry issues such as cross-border trade, e-commerce, high tech, industrial manufacturing and free trade agreements. She began her career in the Singapore Ministry of Manpower, where she formulated and executed communications plans for foreign manpower policies, as well as labor-trafficking issues. Seha holds a Master of Science in International Relations from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and a Bachelor of Business Management from the Singapore Management University. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Asia (CIPP/A) and is fluent in English and Malay.

hong kong and china flags against blue sky

China’s new National Security Law (NSL) presents a threat to businesses operating in Hong Kong. In this op-ed, Access Partnership's Sarah Skaluba and Seha Yatim reflect on where else APAC, data-driven, innovative companies may look to establish new hubs in the region. Since the Hong Kong National Security Law (NSL) came into effect on June 30, 2020, authorities have wasted no time...

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