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Data sovereignty: what approach should the UK take?
'Data Sovereignty: what approach should the UK take?’ in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise:

- The Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP, Minister for Media and Data - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
- Marc Waters, Managing Director - Hewlett Packard Enterprise
- Simon Hansford, CEO - UKCloud
- Amanda Brock, CEO, OpenUK
- More speakers to be confirmed...

chaired by Robert Colvile, Director - Centre for Policy Studies


The question of who owns data and how it should flow between borders is a growing international issue. In a world where data is captured, stored, and analysed at all times, there are important concerns over its protection and use. As the world's major economies begin to regulate their data landscapes, one of the key defining questions is the choice between a pooled approach that encourage cross-border cooperation and competition, or a data-sovereign approach which prioritises domestic control of data.

Out of the EU, the UK now has the opportunity to leverage its new independence and flexibility to carve out a leading role in the field, but first it must address some fundamental questions. How should we regulate data, what outcomes should we be regulating for, and crucially, which side of this divide do we take? Should we prioritise international cooperation and competition in data, or do we need to take back control?

This panel discussion will explore this question and the others around it, examining and debating the best route for the UK when it comes to regulating data, considering our strengths and weaknesses, and what action the Government should take now.

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This event will now take place on Wednesday 26th May at 10.00 - 11.00.

May 26, 2021 10:00 AM in London

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