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Commerce Fighting Data Localization Efforts, Official Says

Law360, Washington (March 27, 2018, 9:43 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce has increasingly been working to find common ground on privacy issues with foreign governments in order to clamp down on calls for mandates that companies only store their data locally, an agency official said Tuesday.

Concerns over the breadth of U.S. government surveillance and the ability of service providers to keep consumer data secure, as well as frustrations over the ability to easily access data housed abroad, have led some countries in recent years to push for or enact data localization...
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