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£29m funding to boost digital revolution

The Government has today (Oct 28) announced £29m worth of funding that will go towards research in the digital sector.

The funding will be put towards a new online safety centre of excellence and six new research projects across the UK that will help people to seize the possibilities of the digital revolution while addressing challenges to online safety and privacy.

The centre will develop a world-first Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) test site to trial new ways to boost data privacy.

As well as the new research centre, £22m will be put towards other research projects across the country, including Bristol, Bath, Newcastle, Nottingham, Surrey and Lancaster.

Minister for Digital and Culture Caroline Dinenage said:

“The UK’s world-renowned universities and fast-growing safety tech sector are coming up with answers to the important questions of the digital age - around privacy, security and online wellbeing.

“With this investment we are supporting organisations to build trust in the technology of tomorrow so people and businesses can use it to improve their lives and boost the economy.

“Add to that our forthcoming pro-innovation online harms legislation and we will give tech companies the clarity and responsibility to create safer online spaces for future generations to enjoy.”

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