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Labour Party’s manifesto’s technology policies

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 11:36

The Labour Party's manifesto has now been published for the 2017 General Election. The following are the policies relevant to technology and the technology sector. 

Labour Party’s manifesto’s technology policies

Labour’s manifesto pledges to ensure Britain has universal superfast broadband access by 2022, together with all urban areas having 5G coverage. The manifesto also pledges to ensure that technology companies take measures that “that further protect children and tackle online abuse.”


In addition, the manifesto states that the Labour Party believes the use of the Investigatory Powers Act “must always be both proportionate and necessary” and that a balance must be struck between individual freedom and collective security.


The manifesto also called for the appointment of a Digital Ambassador who would work with technology companies to promote Britain as an attractive place for investment. The manifesto also insists that more work would be done to discuss how value is distributed between producers of digital content and the digital services that profit from its use. 


You can read the Labour Party's manifesto here

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