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Oliver Dowden: creating our own data laws is one of the biggest prizes of Brexit

Ah, it’s not “spam”, it’s “oil”:

But when harnessed properly, Mr Dowden says data is the “oil” that will power 21st century Britain, where digital industries are now contributing £149 billion annually and growing rapidly.

Brexit dividend. I guess some particularly clueless Telegraph reader might not see this as a spiv’s dream, but the, erm, future.