The government has announced part of its plans for an extensive overhaul of data protection laws following Brexit, which Oliver Dowden believes will boost innovation to deliver a "data dividend" for the UK economy. Today, the government has published a consultation, putting it on course for a collision with privacy campaigners and the EU. The consultation by the DCMS refers to Ian Duncan Smith's Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform. Responses must be submitted no later than the 19th November. The headlines are full of reports of the proposed reforms, including tougher penalties plans to clampdown on nuisance calls and removing EU's human review of AI decisions (£).