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Mapping commonalities in regulatory approaches to cross-border data transfers

Published 13 July 2021

The emergence of a patchwork of rules governing cross-border data flows complicates both the enforcement of public policy goals and increases the costs for firms of all sizes operating on a global scale.

In an increasingly digitalized world, free and secure movement of data is vital for individuals and corporations to access information and services. The OECD’s recent policy paper on regulatory approaches to cross-border data transfers captures the existing rules and practices governing data flows. This paper seeks to map out the commonalities in mechanisms and instruments in moving data across countries, with the aim of supporting international dialogue on securing a more trusted environment for cross-border data flows.

Download Mapping commonalities in regulatory approaches to cross-border data transfers by the OECD.

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