Regulating for a digital economy: Understanding the importance of cross-border data flows in Asia

A report by Joshua P. Meltzer and Peter Lovelock 

Unprecedented increases in global data flows have led to new economic and trade opportunities around the world, where Asia Pacific, as one of the fastest growing regions in the world (both economically and in terms of connectivity) stand to benefit significantly. However governments in Asia have been increasingly restricting or suggesting restrictions on cross-border data flows which threaten economic and trade opportunities.

This report developed in collaboration with Brookings Institution looks at defining the issues around data flows in Asia Pacific, particularly with respect to cross-border data flows to help readers better understand the importance of cross-border data flows in Asia. It focused on the blockers and accelerators of the digital economy, and includes case studies from Indonesia, India, Japan, Philippines, and Vietnam.

Link to Executive Summary and report on Brookings Edu site

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