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Leak reveals TISA parties at odds over language on cross-border data flows

January 30, 2017
A leaked version of the financial services annex of the Trade in Services Agreement shows several parties disagree on how to craft language that would ensure the free flow of data across borders. The leak, published by bilaterals.org on Jan. 29, follows a U.S. non-paper leaked last October that sought to reconcile the U.S. demand to ban data localization for financial services firms and the European Union's fears over privacy issues. The election of Donald Trump brought an abrupt...


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