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Claire Coutinho: Amidst the Great Global Data Divide, Britain must lead the charge for digital free markets

13 days ago   |   By Conservative Home

Claire Coutinho is MP for East Surrey.
As the world's first industrialised nation, Britain knows the value of getting ahead of the economic curve. Access to natural resources like coal and oil have driven historic and economic revolutions, but in the future the fuel of our economy will be data.
Data flows are already estimated to be worth up to £3 trillion a year to the world's economy. But a global divide is opening up between those leaning towards digital protectionism, like China and the EU, and those pioneering data agreements.
Where once we had the iron curtain, we now have digital...
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