Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Data is one of the world’s most important resources and we all want our laws to take a common sense approach to benefit our economy and society.
That is why the government has announced reforms which will keep people’s data safe and secure – imposing tougher penalties and fines for nuisance calls and text messages – while taking a common sense approach to cookie banners and launching a commission to examine what can be done to mitigate algorithmic bias.
This will help to unleash data’s power across the economy and society, for the benefit of people and businesses across the UK.