19/07/2021

ITIF

Data localisation efforts are increasing globally

ITIF, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has released a report on the increasing prevalence of global barriers to international data transfers. Measures to localise data have spiked since 2017, with the number of countries restricting cross-border data flows jumping from 35 to 62 and overall restrictions from 67 to 144. The ITIF report listed China, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa as the most restrictive countries on data flows. The group said policymakers should work to avoid data localisation, opining it "makes the Internet less accessible and secure, more costly and complicated, and less innovative."

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