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Insiders think Google's unprecedented deal with UK government has given Boris Johnson the chance to lead the tech policy agenda at the G7 summit

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden pictured at the G7 summit in Cornwall.

UK regulators announced an unprecedented deal to oversee Google’s changes to third-party cookies. The move comes as world leaders gather for the G7 summit in the English seaside county of Cornwall. Experts say the announcement has given Boris Johnson a chance to take the lead on tech regulation. See more stories on Insider’s business page.

The UK government is attempting to lead the global conversation on technology regulation as it plays host to a crowd of partner nations at the G7 this week, experts say.

Regulating the tech industry has been a major theme at this year’s summit, after finance ministers from the US, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Japan, and India pledged to introduce a new corporate rate of tax on giants like Amazon, Facebook, and Google.

On Friday morning, less than 24 hours after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden greeted one another at the annual summit, UK officials revealed Google had offered them full oversight of its new “Privacy Sandbox”,