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ITIF: Number of countries with data flow restrictions has nearly doubled in four years

July 19, 2021 at 5:06 PM
The number of countries with regulatory barriers impeding the free flow of data across borders almost doubled from 2017 to 2021, reducing trade volumes and negatively impacting economies, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation contends in a new report. All told, 62 countries have imposed 144 restrictions, also known as data-localization measures, while 38 restrictions have been proposed or are under consideration, ITIF Assistant Trade Policy Director Nigel Cory and ITIF Economic & Technology Policy Research Assistant Luke Dascoli said...

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