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Back to work for a crucial year for UK Science, Research & Innovation & my core Missions:

🌏 ScienceSuperpower🧑🏽‍🔬
💥Innovation Nation👷🏼

Here are some of the Priorities in the NewYear in-tray:

1. Horizon: continue to push for UK association, alongside a bold GlobalBritain PlanB
2. Research Ecosystem: implementing the Nurse, Grant & Tickell Reviews of the UK Research landscape to
- improve career paths
- reduce bureaucracy
- accelerate decision-making
- boost UK global strengths in attracting top talent in
science🧬 & innovation💥
3. Oversee establishment of the new UK Advanced Research & Innovation Agency (ARIA) as the UK’s “Science Satellite” to ensure the UK stays on the frontline of exploring new ways of doing new science:
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Welcome back, George.

Now, about that "race-to-the-bottom" slashing of #data #protections...
...which, despite fine words about "maintaining high standards", is plainly the intent of @DCMS's proposed #DataProtection 'reforms':

assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/upl…

...which include the intent to (re)define "#ScientificResearch" 🤔🤔🤔
Of course, we understand #TIGRR's "enthusiasm for #digital", its eye on the value of "highly #profitable consumer data", and frustration with the pesky #protections and #safeguards of #UKGDPR...

assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/upl…
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So what *is* this "Digital Regulation: Driving growth & unlocking innovation" policy paper? Another "strategy"? A white paper for #DPA2022?

If it's about #regulation, then how will @OliverDowden's "unashamedly pro-tech approach" protect people's #rights?

gov.uk/government/pub…
In his introduction to "#ThePlan", @OliverDowden says he'll "shortly publish a #plan for a pro-growth data regime" 🤔

If he has an ACTUAL plan, or frankly a clue, then why not just #publish the damn thing? Why all the waffle?

Hand-wavy platitudes like these 👇 ain't worth Jack:
Just so we're clear, this "#Plan" is supposed to "start a #conversation" about "#TenTechPriorities" that @DCMS published on a "shorthand stories"(?) page that DOESN'T ONCE MENTION PEOPLE'S #RIGHTS!!

dcms.shorthandstories.com/Our-Ten-Tech-P…

Does this Government think it can take us for fools?
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It really feels like we're in the grip of #NHSdataFEVER...
What's going on?

In last few weeks:

#GPDPR - a huge change in how data that your GP saves in your personal GP record gets shared with the Government. The #DPIA (Data Privacy Impact Assessment) still awaited
#TIGRR - a bonkers, breathless AI-centric libertarian wish-list of data deregulation including abolition of some Articles from our own #GDPR laws (NOT EU law, it's UK law)
Tomorrow there will be a new NHS Data Strategy - which conflates many different uses of data to try to send a ALL DATA GOOD MOAR PLEASE message without any real clarity of thought.
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What is the regulatory dividend of Brexit? For 5 years it's been debated. Now our PM's Taskforce on Innovation Growth & Regulatory Reform #TIGRR makes it clear.
@Conservatives @ConHome @OneNationCons @michaelgove

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2. As Minister for Life Science, after a 15yr career in tech start-ups, I’ve long called for better regulation for UK innovation. That’s why I led the #FreshStart Report in 2014 warning the EU that its bioscience regs risked consigning us to the slow lane. @andrealeadsom
3. Setting regulatory standards is key to global leadership in tech, R&D, finance & investment. And agile digital regulation is itself becoming a new sector the UK can lead. @nesta_uk @Policy_Exchange @Simon_Nixon @fttechnews
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@NHSEngland today ran a webinar in which it was claimed that the @PalantirTech #Palantir #Foundry data platform used for the COVID-19 Data Store was "a contract awarded in open competition".

This contract had to be obtained by @openDemocracy through legal action.
If the contract itself was kept secret, it is hard to see how the contract could have been awarded in "open competition using normal procurement rules"

opendemocracy.net/en/ournhs/weve…
When the contract was published it turned out that the original contract cost was £1. One pound.

opendemocracy.net/en/ournhs/it-s…

How exactly does an organisation like @NHSEngland think this fits with "normal procurement"?
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