BAB Responds to UK Government’s Data Protection Reform Plans

Posted August 26, 2021

BAB Responds to UK Government’s Data Protection Reform Plans

26 August 2021
Contact: Dominic Parker, Communications & Media Manager dparker@babinc.org | 020 7290 9882 | +44 7500 115352

London/New York – In response to today’s announcement that the UK will look to reform data privacy laws, BritishAmerican Business Executive Director, London, and Director of Policy and Trade Emanuel Adam said:

“We welcome the ambition of the UK government to set out a modern and forward-thinking approach to data, a cornerstone of modern, innovative societies and businesses. We are also encouraged and supportive of the UK choosing the U.S. as one of countries it is looking to form a special data adequacy partnership with. Reducing barriers to trade and growth is key to ensuring the UK remains a leading place to do business.

“It will be a challenge and an opportunity for the UK to craft new solutions that reflect this ambition in future and existing arrangements, such as the EU-UK data adequacy agreement, or the ongoing EU-U.S. and U.S.-UK post-privacy shield discussions. We therefore look forward to working closely with the UK government as it develops these new initiatives so that we can fully take advantage of data as a driver for growth.”

 

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