The Cost of Data Localisation

This paper aims to quantify the losses that result from data localisation requirements and related data privacy and security laws that discriminate against foreign suppliers of data, and downstream goods and services providers, using GTAP8. The study looks at the effects of recently proposed or enacted legislation in seven jurisdictions, namely Brazil, China, the European Union (EU), India, Indonesia, South Korea and Vietnam.


Coalition for Cross-Border Data Flows

Data is driving innovation, creating economic opportunity, and improving standards of living around the world. Private companies, governments, and non-governmental organizations are using data to improve efficiency, develop new products, and deliver goods and services to their customers, taxpayers, and members. This data is collected, analyzed, processed, stored, and transmitted on a global network, without regard to national boundaries.


Breaking the Web: Data Localization vs. the Global Internet

A BRICS Internet, the Euro Cloud, the Iranian Internet. Governments across the world eager to increase control over the World Wide Web are tearing it apart. Iran seeks to develop an Internet free of Western influences or domestic dissent. The Australian government places restrictions on health data leaving the country. South Korea requires mapping data to be stored domestically. Vietnam insists on a local copy of all Vietnamese data. The nations of the world are erecting Schengen zones for data, undermining the possibility of global services. The last century’s non-tariff barriers to goods have reappeared as firewalls blocking international services.