Why cross-border data flows are a priority to global security

14/11/2023 | Lawfare

The National Intelligence Council described a gloomy outlook of a fragmented world divided by digital barriers in its Global Trends 2040 Report. Such a world would see information flows within separate cyber-sovereign enclaves, supply chains reoriented, and international trade disrupted. 

To avoid this scenario, American University Washington College of Law's scholar-in-residence in the Technology, Law and Security Program, Alex Joel, writes in an op-ed Lawfare how it is imperative for US national (and global) security that trusted frameworks for cross-border data flows, such as the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF) and the Data Free Flow with Trust initiative are established.

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