UK and Singapore start talks on a digital trade agreement
The UK and Singapore launched negotiations on 28 June on a new digital trade agreement.
The UK is the first European country to start negotiations on a Digital Economy Agreement (DEA). Singapore and the UK are both global leaders in the digital economy and a DEA would ensure companies can trade more efficiently through digital technology such as electronic transactions, e-signatures and e-contracts, the government says.
Negotiations will include ensuring ‘free and trusted cross-border data flows, while upholding high standards of personal data protection.’
Resetting Privacy: Winning Trust - Privacy Laws & Business 34th Annual International Conference will have the following sessions on Monday 5 July:
- The United Kingdom’s new, bold approach to international data transfers
- The Right Honourable John Whittingdale OBE MP, the UK’s Minister of State for Media and Data
- Joe Jones, Head of Data Adequacy, Data Policy Directorate, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
- Rebecca Cousin, Partner, Slaughter and May
- The EU’s work on promoting free and safe data flows
- Bruno Gencarelli, Head of Unit – International Data Flows and Protection, European Commission