November 22, 2021
TIGA, the trade association representing the video games industry, has responded to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Consultation on Data: a new direction.
The Government’s consultation is seeking views on its proposals for reforms to the UK’s data protection regime. Unlocking the power of data was set out as one of the Government’s Ten Tech Priorities.
In its response, TIGA stated that the Government should only pursue regulatory data reforms that are compatible with the maintenance of the EU-UK data adequacy agreement to avoid damaging businesses that rely on trade with the EU, such as the UK’s thriving video games sector, and to avoid the need for businesses to meet divergent compliance regimes in both the UK and the EU.
TIGA notes that games development can involve the use of a large amount of personal and non-personal data and that the free flow of data between the UK and EU is important to many games businesses. To read TIGA’s news release in full, click here.