BAB Responds to UK Government’s Data Protection Reform Plans

26 August 2021
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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 by, and supportive of, the UK choosing the U.S. as one of the 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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BritishAmerican Business is the leading transatlantic trade association created as a result of the merger between the British-American Chamber of Commerce in the US and the American Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

We are committed to strengthening the economic corridor between the United States and the United Kingdom by supporting policies and actions that protect and enhance the environment for transatlantic trade and investment on behalf of our members.

We convene and serve a growing network of companies and business leaders through networking opportunities, bespoke programming and marketing platforms.

We actively promote trade and investment and support those who make the transatlantic corridor part of their business growth ambition.

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