Today, and on behalf of the U.S. and UK Governments, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, The Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP issued the following statement on the launch of a U.S.-UK Comprehensive Dialogue on Technology and Data building on our 2021 commitment to develop a landmark bilateral Technology Partnership, and on significant progress made on U.S.-UK data adequacy.
U.S.-UK Technology Partnership
- The United States and the United Kingdom recognize the strategic advantage of technology as crucial for securing our prosperity and security, and for ensuring our shared democratic values are protected and promoted globally. We enjoy many strengths through our joint research, innovation, and investment, and we also face common threats to our safety and security enabled by technology. Only by working together, and with other partners and stakeholders, can we fully realize the advantages of technological advancement aligned with our values.
- To this end, President Biden and former Prime Minister Johnson committed at Carbis Bay in June 2021 to develop a new landmark bilateral Technology Partnership (“the Partnership”) between our countries, to enable a new era of strategic cooperation and protect our technology advantage. Over the past year, important progress has been made across a number of shared priorities under the Partnership, including on:
- Promotion of bilateral and globally-interoperable frameworks for cross-border data flows, and support for data innovation, including through the launch of prize challenges for privacy-enhancing technologies;
- A deepening of collaboration on semiconductors, particularly on addressing supply chain vulnerabilities;
- Deeper cooperation on telecommunications supply chain diversification through a U.S.-UK Telecommunications Supplier Diversity Working Group, which ensures regular information sharing and finding opportunities for further collaboration, including joint research and development initiatives;
- Work to address the risks posed by AI and deliver on the AI Research and Development Cooperation Declaration; and
- Setting out plans, in a joint statement, for closer working in quantum information sciences and technology.
- Today, building on this strong foundation and the continuing close collaboration between U.S. and UK officials, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new senior-level Comprehensive Dialogue on Technology and Data to further our joint efforts. An annual meeting led by the Assistant Secretary of Industry and Analysis at the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy at the U.S. Department of State; and Director General …….