10 September 2021
Matthew Fell, CBI Chief Policy Director, said
“We welcome the government’s ambition to keep the UK at the forefront of the data revolution. Data is at the centre of global trade, competition, and innovation.
“Firms will support the government aim to bust barriers to allow data to move securely, but more flexibly across borders. We hope to see the UK maintain its high level of data protections and remain in line with international standards to safeguard our thriving digital economy.
“Businesses will be reading the detail carefully over the coming weeks and are eager to work with government to reduce the burden and costs on firms, and create a system that promotes innovation and builds trust in tech.
“Companies are grappling with a suite of digital regulatory changes from content liability to digital competition. This consultation is a prime chance for government, regulators and industry to create a joined-up digital strategy that gives firms the long-term certainty needed to invest in the UK.”