Worldwide newsJanuary 12, 2023Inaugural meeting of U.S.-UK comprehensive dialogue on technology and data

Senior officials of the UK and the U.S. met to inaugurate the bilateral comprehensive dialogue on technology and data wanted by President Biden and Prime Minister Johnson at their Carbis Bay meeting in 2021. The related press release of the UK Government reads that the United States and United Kingdom identified deliverables to address in 2023, including:

  • Collaborate to facilitate global trusted data flows, including multilateral discussions with the Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules Forum.
  • Finalize and implement a data bridge for U.S.-UK data flows.
  • Promote open, interoperable, reliable, and secure telecommunication systems, such as open radio access networks (Open RAN), and work to ensure a complementary and cooperative approach to telecommunications R&D.
  • Hold roundtable discussions on next-generation license exempt technologies in the 6 GHz band.
  • Champion the new OECD Global Forum on Technology in support of our shared ambition to build a wider community of partners committed to ensuring technology is designed, developed, and deployed, in a way that reflects our values.
  • Identify opportunities for cooperation between the UK and the U.S. semiconductor industry on skills, investments and R&D.
  • Strengthen UK-U.S. collaboration on AI technical standards development and tools for trustworthy AI – including through joint research and information sharing, and support for commercial cooperation.