Technology and National Security APPG

First Registered: 24/09/2020 • Last updated on: 25/08/2021

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New technologies present opportunities to strengthen our national security and vulnerabilities that threaten it. This APPG will improve the narrative and policy debate around technology and national security, bring together leading experts in this field, and build understanding of the technological capabilities needed to protect national interests.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Technology and National Security

1. National security determinations that allow retention of biometric data
13/08/2020 - Home Office
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Found: Statutory guidance National security determinations that allow retention of biometric

2. Telecommunications Security Bill: national security powers in relation to high-risk vendors: RPC opinion
13/01/2021 - Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC)
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Found: analysis Telecommunications Security Bill: national security powers in relation to high-risk vendors:

3. Mission Critical: A diversity and inclusion toolkit
13/02/2020 - Cabinet Office
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Found: practical steps created by volunteers in the national security community to help make our organisations as

4. Security guidance for May 2021 elections
25/03/2021 - Cabinet Office
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Found: Guidance Security guidance for May 2021 elections This collection of guidance

5. National Canine Training and Accreditation Scheme – Private Security Industry
04/03/2021 - Home Office
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Found: Guidance National Canine Training and Accreditation Scheme – Private Security Industry The

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Recent Speeches related to Technology and National Security

1. National Security and Investment Bill (Third sitting)
26/11/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: factors that might be considered under a national security assessment. Do you think it would be helpful - Speech Link
2: Bill’s scope, which is very much focused on national security, versus the wider public interest, to which - Speech Link

2. National Security and Investment Bill
26/04/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: and proportionate for the protection of our national security, and that businesses and investments are not - Speech Link
2: will furthermore know that the Intelligence and Security Committee, of which I am a member, performs an - Speech Link
3: contribution from my right hon. Friend who, as a former Security Minister and a member of the ISC, is very wise - Speech Link

3. National Security and Investment Bill (First sitting)
24/11/2020 - Public Bill Committees

1: 12 interventions on national security grounds since the Act came in. Which security threats do you feel - Speech Link
2: which obviously, as you say, has made a number of technology acquisitions.I was particularly interested - Speech Link

4. 5G Network and Huawei
27/01/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: isolated people to maintain relationships, so the security and resilience of the UK’s telecoms networks is - Speech Link
2: decision may or may not nest a dragon in our critical national infrastructure, and it will not be reversible - Speech Link

5. Telecommunications (Security) Bill
29/06/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: technologies. However, we can be confident in the technology only if we know that it is secure.That - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Technology and National Security
1. National Security
asked by: Owen Thompson
09/12/2020
... if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of China's thousand talents programme on UK national security.

2. National Security
asked by: Kevan Jones
03/12/2020
... whether he plans to update the National Security Strategy.

3. National Security
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
08/12/2020
... what assessment he has made of the effect on national security of the establishment of front organisations in the UK by overseas political parties.

4. National Security
asked by: Catherine West
14/07/2020
... with reference to the Answer of 1 November 2019 to Question 4350; what assessment she has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals on foreign agents' registration.

5. National Security
asked by: Stephen Morgan
16/07/2020
... who will act as National Security Adviser in the interim period between the departure of the previous National Security Adviser and the start date of the new post holder in the Autumn.

Latest Questions
7 Current APPG Officers
Andrew Bowie Portrait
Andrew Bowie
Vice Chair
Conservative - West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Joined: 24th September 2020
Lord Houghton of Richmond Portrait
Lord Houghton of Richmond
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 24th September 2020
1 APPG Membership
Egypt
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Darren Jones MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 01179596545.

Email: darren.jones.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Olivia Griffiths , The Oxford Changing Character of War Centre, Pembroke College, St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1DW. Tel: 01865 276 458

Email: olivia.griffiths@pmb.ox.ac.uk

Secretariat:

The Oxford Changing Character of War Centre acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.ccw.ox.ac.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.appgtechnatsec.com/

Benefits in Kind
Date
21 Jul 2020
Source
The Oxford Changing Character of War Centre
Description
The Oxford Changing Character of War Centre is paid by Rebellion Defense Ltd to act as the group's secretariat   From : 21/07/2020 To : 20/07/2021
Value
£31,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Technology and National Security APPG