We desperately need backbench Tory MPs to stand up against the consensus forming between the government and opposition that rampant interventionism is the best way forward.
There is a gaping need for a strong collective of voices speaking up for personal freedoms. We urgently need a Civil Liberties Research Group.
We can only hope that the Government will keep the consumer front and centre in their minds when crafting their technology policy.
In my latest appearance on the ‘Moving Forward with Young Voices’ radio show, I discussed the future of big tech regulation.
A new quango will seek to rein in Silicon Valley and the Chancellor has set his sights on punitive taxes for the uber-successful technology sector.
The government is running out of patience with the technology market and seems poised to intervene.
Oliver Dowden has been tasked with regulating the internet. If he gets it wrong, social media could become expensive and unusable.
Perhaps some new big tech regulation might be worthwhile – but its function can’t be cash handouts to Rupert Murdoch.