The United States and the United Kingdom today announced the launch of a comprehensive U.S.-UK dialogue on technology and data.
President Joseph Biden and then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson committed in June 2021 in Carbis Bay to develop a new landmark bilateral technology partnership to usher in a new era of strategic cooperation and protect our technological edge. Building on this solid foundation, the US and UK today announced the launch of a comprehensive dialogue on new technologies and data. The annual dialogue will be led by senior representatives from the US Departments of State and Commerce, as well as the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Departments for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. In the coming year, the conversation will focus on three areas: data, critical and emerging technologies, and secure and resilient digital infrastructure.
The United States and the United Kingdom recognize the strategic importance of technology to our prosperity and security and to promoting and protecting our shared democratic values globally. This commitment has resulted in deepened collaboration on shared priorities, including facilitating cross-border data flows and supporting privacy-enhancing technologies; semiconductors; supply chain vulnerabilities; diversifying telecom supply chains; ensuring the responsible development and deployment of artificial intelligence; Strengthen cooperation in information science and technology.