The Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum (Pictfor) is the All-Party Parliamentary Group in the Houses of Parliament for the technology sector. Join fellow industry thought-leaders by getting involved:
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Our Parliamentary Members
Vicky Ford MP
Vicky was elected as the Member of Parliament for Chelmsford in 2017. Vicky was elected a Member of the European Parliament in 2009 and before being elected to parliament was the lead Conservative MEP for the East of England. From 2014 to 2017 Vicky chaired the European Parliament Internal Market and Consumer Affairs Committee (IMCO), focusing on digital policy and unlocking trade opportunities for services and goods.
Darren Jones MP
Darren is the co-chair of PICTFor, the Labour MP for Bristol North West and a member of the Science & Technology and European Scrutiny Select Committees.
Additionally, he is the chair of a global network of politicians engaged in the regulation of artificial intelligence, co-chairs a Parliamentary Commission on Technology Ethics and recently served on the bill committee for the Data Protection Act 2018.
A technology and telecoms lawyer by training, Darren was most recently legal counsel at BT Group specialising in consumer and data/privacy issues, including preparation for and implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation.
The Rt Hon Lord McNally
Treasurer (Liberal Democrat)
“As we move in to the age of artificial intelligence and the Fourth Industrial Revolution it is essential that we promote dialogue and understanding between those developing and using the new technologies and those in Government and Parliament responsible for their regulation and oversight. PICTFOR provides the ideal forum for such a fruitful exchange of ideas and opinions.”
Rt.Hon. Lord (Tom) McNally is Treasurer of PICTFOR. He is a former M.P. and has been in the Lords since 1995. He served as Deputy Leader of the Lords and Minister of State for Justice from 2010-13. He has also served on the Select Committee on Trade & Industry and been a Special Adviser in both the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and 10 Downing Street as well as acting as public affairs adviser to a wide range of companies and organisations in a fifty year career around Whitehall and Westminster.