WHAT: The British are in danger of having their digital freedoms and rights traded away as negotiations of a new UK/U.S. trade agreement advance. Join Public Citizen and Digital Trade Alliance Tuesday morning for a panel discussion on what’s at stake for digital rights in the new U.S./UK and EU/UK trade deals.
Current U.S. proposals will severely impact European privacy regulation by controlling the building blocks of digital technology: free flows of data, restricted access to source code and algorithms, and legal immunity for tech companies. Will the UK bow to pressure from American tech giants, agree to U.S. terms and make a clean break from EU privacy standards? Or is the UK playing for more concessions from the EU?
Three digital trade experts will detail the priorities from the U.S., the UK and the EU – followed by a discussion and Q&A session. Reporters are asked to please submit questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHO: Javier Ruiz, policy advisor, Digital Trade Alliance
Burcu Kilic, digital rights program director, Public Citizen
Anna Fielder, president, European Digital Rights
Matthew Rice, Scotland director, Open Rights Group (moderator)
WHEN: 10-11 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, July 7