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Policy and Public Affairs

techUK's policy and public affairs function makes the case to government and policymakers across Westminster, Whitehall, Brussels and the devolved nations on the most pressing issues facing businesses and the tech sector.

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Public Policy Group

This Group is a forum for senior professionals in public policy, public affairs, and government relations, shaping the tech sector's policy landscape. It fosters discussions on political matters, identifies emerging issues, and works to establish industry consensus on policy developments.

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Data Protection Group

The Data Protection Group, a cross-industry collaboration in the UK, aims to foster a robust data compliance environment for consumer trust across markets. It unites professionals and individuals passionate about influencing or understanding data protection in the tech industry.

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Open Data Working Group

The Open Data Working Group is a cross-industry techUK group working together on broad themes around smart and open data in the UK. This working group will examine how, building on the principles of open banking, we might extend the ability for innovators to access data and shape it into services, while crucially protecting ethics and consumer privacy.

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Innovation Policy Group

techUK’s Innovation Policy Group brings together members with expertise in the development and deployment of new technologies, with public policy professionals and key stakeholders. Its aim is to identify and develop coherent and relevant innovation policy asks that ensures the UK remains a competitive leader in tech innovation, R&D and the commercialisation of future technologies that are set to have transformative effects across the UK’s economy and society.

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