Thursday 16 January 2020

*UKHotViewsExtra* Nicky Morgan: five principles to make technology work for all

Nicky Morgan source: Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has set out the approach required to achieve the Government’s ambition of making technology work for everyone.

Speaking at the launch of Tech Talent Charter’s Diversity in Tech benchmarking report, Morgan said the UK tech sector has gone from strength to strength in recent years, highlighting record levels of VC investment in 2019. The “unashamedly pro-technology” Government wants to “sustain, intensify and spread this growth” and has a vision to “ensure a thriving economy, driven by world-leading technology, that works to the benefit of all citizens”. Morgan said there are five key principles she sees as critically important if the Government is to achieve its goal.

  1. Pro-technology government

  2. Sharing the benefits of technology widely and fairly

  3. Pro-innovation regulation

  4. Protecting the vulnerable and ensuring safety and security

  5. A free and open Internet

UKHotViews Premium logoThis was a wide-ranging speech, which highlights the Government’s ambition to build on the progress that has been achieved in recent years and establishes a commitment to put the tech sector at the heart of the Government’s ambitions for this parliament. UKHotViews Premium and research subscribers can read more about the five principles here.

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Posted by Dale Peters at '10:06' - Tagged: strategy   government   digital