The Data Protection Group is a cross-industry group working together on broad themes around Data Protection in the UK. techUK believes that we need a robust and workable data compliance environment in the UK to deliver outcomes that ensure consumer trust across markets.
This group brings together policy, public affairs, government relations and privacy professionals or individuals interested in influencing or understanding the data protection landscape impacting the technology industry.
As the technology industry, the data environment must be fit-for-purpose, and future-proofed for emerging innovations and technologies. A major part of the group's work in 2017 is working with industry and policy-makers to ensure effective implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and secure a positive environment for international data transfers.
If you are new to the GDPR, we have produced a handy guide to the big issues in the new EU data rules and how they will impact your tech business. techUK regularly connects policy-makers with some of the UK's leading startups and scaleups to discuss how data protection rules will either underpin or undermine Europe's ambitions for jobs, growth and the Digital Single Market. The UK as Europe's leading digital economy is in a strong position to seize this opportunity.
techUK believes that the free-flow of data is the foundation stone of the global digital economy. International data transfers underpin services right across the economy from small farmers receiving tailored weather reports to companies sharing data to protect consumers from cyber-attacks and fraud. In fact half of all global trade in services now depends on access to cross-border data flows.
techUK monitors closely the developments of the ongoing Safe Harbour / Privacy shield negotiations.
Key priorities for techUK's Data Protection Group in 2017 are:
- Implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Bill
- Ensuring data flows between the UK and EU continue post-Brexit
- Maintaining international data transfers with third countries around the globe
- Influencing ePrivacy reform negotiations
To learn more about techUK's work on Data Protection please contact Jeremy Lilley: