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Digital innovation is reshaping the UK. It offers instant information, helps overcome societal challenges, and provides opportunities for businesses to flourish. As technology allows us to maximise these benefits we also need to consider how we ensure a free, safe and secure online world. Our Digital Society campaign sets out techUK’s commitment to work with Government and stakeholders to deliver a thriving digital society driven by responsible innovation and a desire to use technology for good.

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Building a Thriving Digital Society

techUK represent our industry on tech policy and regulatory changes in the UK. Our current focus is on data protection, competition, online safety, and online fraud.

We convene our members and lead conversations with government and regulatory stakeholders to ensure the voice of the industry is heard. As the Government’s regulatory agenda continues to develop, techUK wants to see the UK lead the way in building a coherent landscape that supports digital businesses by being pro-competition and innovation, while also protecting users from potential harm.


Click the buttons below to learn more about our four focus areas and to read our latest insights:

Data Protection: Unlocking the power of data and protecting privacy Data Protection: Unlocking the power of data and protecting privacy


Competition: Driving consumer choice and competition in digital markets Competition: Driving consumer choice and competition in digital markets


Online Safety: Creating a safe and secure online world Online Safety: Creating a safe and secure online world


Online Fraud: Taking on the scourge of online fraud Online Fraud: Taking on the scourge of online fraud



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Public Policy Group

The Public Policy Group is a forum for senior public policy, public affairs and government relations professionals interested in influencing or understanding the policy landscape impacting the technology industry. It brings members together to discuss issues and events at the top of the political agenda and to identify emerging issues, as well as seeking to identify, highlight and establish industry consensus on the latest public policy developments.

Data Protection Group

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.

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.

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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Our members develop strong networks, build meaningful partnerships and grow their businesses as we all work together to create a thriving environment where industry, government and stakeholders come together to realise the positive outcomes tech can deliver.

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Neil Ross

Neil Ross

Associate Director, Policy, techUK

Dani Dhiman

Dani Dhiman

Policy Manager, Data, techUK

Pablo Derpich

Pablo Derpich

Policy Manager, Economy and Innovation, techUK

Javahir Askari

Javahir Askari

Policy Manager, Digital Regulation, techUK



Building the Smarter State | 29 September | Book now


The eighth edition of our flagship public services conference, Building the Smarter State, will take place at The Royal Society on Thursday 29 September. 

Speakers and delegates will explore how we better utilise data and emerging technologies to meet societal challenges of net-zero and upskill the workforce to sustain and deliver digital services that meet the needs of citizens.