Amidst a sea of tech talks, Dr. Monica Horten spoke about the politics of data and the impacts that Brexit will have on data. Data has become a valuable commodity, companies that trade in data have a very high stock market valuation. Global cross-border traffic was worth 2.4 trillion dollars in 2014. The big issue for Brexit and data that will affect us of you, is that the data flows between the UK and the EU could stop. The two position papers from both the UK and the EU are worlds apart. If you’re interested in the economic impact and political consequences of data, this makes for a fascinating watch.