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State Department Announces Technology, Data Dialogue Between US, UK

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The State Department has announced a new initiative between the U.S. and the U.K. governments to strengthen cooperation on data transfer and technology development.

Ned Price, spokesperson for the State Department, said in a statement published Friday that the U.S.-U.K. Comprehensive Dialogue on Technology and Data initiative builds on a commitment made in 2021 to establish a landmark bilateral Technology Partnership.

Price said the meeting of senior-level representatives from the U.S. and U.K. in 2023 will focus on three key areas, which are data, critical and emerging technologies and secure and resilient digital infrastructure.

Officials from the departments of State and Commerce and the U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will attend the annual dialogue session.

Price said the U.S.-U.K. Technology Partnership has pave the way for the governments to expand their collaboration on shared priorities including the development of privacy-enhancing technologies, responsible development and deployment of artificial intelligence and the diversification of the telecommunication supply chain.