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.’

See: GOV.UK - UK and Singapore start negotiations on Digital Trade Agreement

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