Today the UK Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) launched its consultation into the new data strategy for the UK. The consultation lays out an ambitious approach to protect consumers and deliver positive change in the UK. We welcome the announcement and share its vision for a thriving, innovative digital Britain, one where people feel confident that their data is looked after and know that their privacy is protected.
We’ve always believed that data has the power to help improve lives, businesses and economies both in the UK and around the world. Over the last 18 months data-driven services have helped people manage their money during unprecedented economic and financial uncertainties; helped small businesses connect with their customers; and supported charities, the NHS and local Government in deploying resources and support to those who need it the most.
Now, data can help rebuild the economy, nurture the green shoots of future success, help people take control of their financial lives, and position the UK as a global leader in consumer protection and technological innovation. We look forward to engaging with the consultation process, and working with stakeholders across the ecosystem to help shape that future vision.