Adam Bowering, Policy Adviser in the European Parliament, takes a look at what divergence from EU digital policy could mean for civil liberties and the economy in the UK. From hate speech to electoral manipulation, our increasing reliance on digital technology poses many challenges. Now out of the EU, the Digital Single Market, and the fundamental rights laws that underpin it, the UK Government faces … Continue reading What does Brexit mean for the future of UK digital policy?
This post was originally published on EURACTIV by Benjamin Fox. It details the findings of a new European Institute report, published with the New Economics Foundation, on the economic impacts of the UK failing to secure an EU data adequacy decision in the Brexit negotiations. Read the full report here, by authors: Oliver Patel – Research Associate, UCL European Institute Duncan McCann – Senior Researcher, New Economics Foundation … Continue reading European Institute report: UK firms face hefty compliance costs without EU data deal
Dr Elizabeth Lomas, Senior Lecturer in Information Governance at UCL, discusses some key steps to support the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector with regards to Brexit. Drawing on research from workshops and surveys, this post captures key actions and requirements for the sector. It makes the case that governments need to work more openly with ICT experts to ensure that laws are optimised for the sector and there are more targeted policies and funding strategies to support and grow ICT. Continue reading The ICT Sector’s Brexit Priorities