Brexit ‘Unpicking Data Flows’

David Stringer-Lamarre, MD of FortisCL, was pleased to attend this Institute of Directors event in Pall Mall.

Bringing together regulators, industry experts, leading UK politicians and former EU trade officials, this event discussed the negotiating options available for the UK Government and the EU in agreeing new provisions for a cross-border regulatory framework for managing data flows.

It then outlined the consequences of different scenarios/outcomes for businesses in these industries, and concluded with a focus on practical measures that firms should be taking to identify their exposure to Brexit in this area as well as mitigating strategies. Given data is increasingly lifeblood of trade enterprise in the UK, and the impending arrival for all companies of GDPR, this session will be important for a range of sectors beyond just those in the ICT space.


Event Chair: Allie Renison, Head of Europe and Trade Policy at the IoD


  • Vicky Ford – Member of Parliament (MP) for Chelmsford, member of the Science and Technology Select Committee, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Information Communication and Technology, Chair of the Conservative Backbench Policy Committee on Brexit
  • Hosuk Lee-Makiyama – Director, European Centre for International Political Economy
  • Giles Derrington – Head of Policy: Brexit, International and Economics, techUK
  • Dominic Hallas – Executive Director, Coadec
  • Rebecca Cousin – Partner, Slaughter and May

Image: Allie Renison, Head of Europe and Trade Policy at the IoD & David Stringer-Lamarre