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AI World Society Distinguished Lecture

by Liam Byrne | 11.12.18

A Bill of Digital Rights: The Case for a 34th Amendment AI World Society Distinguished Lecture The Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP Wednesday 12th December 2018 Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation and House of Commons   Governor Dukakis, Mr President and Minister Taro Kono, friends and colleagues. Let me apologise at once for speaking […]

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Birmingham’s children now city’s biggest food bank recipients

by Liam Byrne | 30.11.18 | in: Communities, Constituency news, Press Release | Tags:

Birmingham’s children now city’s biggest food bank recipients – Liam Byrne MP The numbers in Birmingham relying on foodbank parcels to get through Christmas is on the rise – and two thirds of Birmingham’s food parcels now go to children. The analysis was published by Liam Byrne MP, based on Trussell Trust figures, to mark this weekend’s […]

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Learning Society Discussion Paper

by Liam Byrne | 20.11.18

  People’s Plan for Digital: A discussion paper   The Fourth Industrial revolution will be, not an era of change – but a change of era. Great prizes lie ahead. Artificial Intelligence alone could add £10 trillion to the world economy by 2030. But it will also prove a time of huge challenge for many. […]

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Universal Credit: Hurting Birmingham

by Liam Byrne | 02.11.18

Universal Credit is hurting our city – greatly. Foodbanks report their busiest year ever.

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European Committee: No Adequacy Agreement Guaranteed After Brexit

by Liam Byrne | 24.10.18

Key lines from Margot James ‘I cannot give a cast-iron timetable, [on securing the adequacy agreement] because I cannot speak for the European Commission, which is the vital party to such discussions. The ball is in its court’. ‘I cannot give him a categorical assurance that an adequacy agreement will be in place at any […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Labour warns government over Brexit “digital heart attack”.

by Liam Byrne | 23.10.18

Labour warns government over Brexit “digital heart attack”. The Government has today (1) confirmed that it has not yet started negotiations with the European Union on the flow of personal data post-Brexit. (2) This shocking admission follows statements from the Brexit Secretary (4 September) that “real” progress was being made (3). A statement Dominic Raab MP repeated at European […]

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Research: LAUNCHED: The Future of Work for the People we Serve

by Liam Byrne | 09.10.18 | in: Research, Universities, Science & Skills

Parliamentarians, politicians and policy-makers from around the globe have come together to spell out the ten key challenges for spreading the risks and sharing the rewards of automation as new technology transforms the future of work for the world’s 3.2 billion workers. In a new book, The Future of Work for the People We Serve, […]

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INFORMATION WARFARE: WINNING THE BATTLE AHEAD 

by Liam Byrne | 28.09.18

Immediate release Information Warfare: Winning the Battle Ahead Remarks to Club de Madrid/ World Leadership Alliance Conference Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Riga, Latvia Thursday 27 September 2018 Thank you Madam President and thank you for the opportunity to speak here today. In the UK we’re very proud of our small part in your history and […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Labour proposes new duty of care for social media firms to protect children online

by Liam Byrne | 17.09.18 | in: Young people | Tags: ,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Labour proposes new duty of care for social media firms to protect children online  Labour will create a new duty of care for social media firms, demanding digital giants take action to protect children from online harms.  The announcement comes as Labour submits its evidence to the Information Commissioner for a new statutory code that will require tech firms […]

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We must clamp down on the social media giants that allow online harms against children

by Liam Byrne | 17.09.18 | in: Young people | Tags:

First published in The Telegraph The digital world is a place of dazzling opportunity for a young person, and endless dangers. The internet offers so much space for anonymity, so much scope to set foot in spaces out of bounds in the offline world, that it becomes easy to forget: children are still children, online […]

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