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Chambers Push For Free-Trade Data Standards

DATA PROTECTION

July 12, 2013

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to push for new data standards in future free-trade deals, The Globe and Mail reports. The groups aim to limit government ability to block cross-border data flows. “What we’re seeing increasingly is that governments are trying to impose controls on the flow of data in a variety of ways,” said the Canadian chamber’s president and CEO, adding that the issue isn’t whether there’s “good privacy legislation, it’s one of coherence.”
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