Cross-Border Data Flows

How can policy-makers advance data transfer governance arrangements while ensuring policy interoperability for data flows?

As the world moves online, facilitating cross-border data flows is essential. It has not only served as the foundation for modern economy but also continued to unlock innovative and promising societal benefits. Yet, over the past few years, regulatory friction around cross-border data flows has only deepened and governments around the world are grappling with competing policy priorities to protect data privacy, security, intellectual property and law enforcement access.

Recognizing the opportunities and challenges associated with cross-border data flows, the Digital Trade team engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to explore the ever changing impacts of data transfer mechanisms and shape domestic, regional and global arrangements on this novel governance issue.

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