We’re in an era of unprecedented technological change. Technology is a fundamental part of everyday life, and the UK’s digital economy is rapidly evolving – companies are harnessing technologies and data to create new jobs, products and services. From AI diagnosing disease to flagging illegal videos online, technology is developing in ways we never expected.
For most of us, the internet underpins our relationship with technology. It has transformed how we buy things, share experiences and crowdsource opinion - whether we’re reading TripAdvisor reviews, donating to charitable causes on JustGiving, or uploading photos on Facebook.
Equally the internet is also creating challenges that we’ve never had to grapple with before. I imagine few of us have escaped the daily headlines on data breaches or internet abuse (even before our inboxes were inundated with GDPR emails). We’ve seen how bad actors use online platforms for illegal activities, whether that’s online video piracy or sharing extremist content. Bu