Digital Trade Bill Aimed At Guarding Cross-Border Data Flow

Law360, New York (December 11, 2013, 8:08 PM EST) -- A pair of senators on Tuesday introduced a bill meant to promote more open transfers of data across borders and to put digital trade issues high among the president's priorities.

Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., proposed legislation intended to protect the Internet from measures that restrict the free flow of data. The bill, known as a the Digital Trade Act of 2013, would establish principles for U.S. trade negotiators to follow in future bilateral or multilateral agreements with other countries, the senators said...
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