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EC looks to limit national restrictions on data location

Thursday 29 September 2016 | 10:45 CET | News
The European Commission is working on proposals to reduce restrictions on cross-border data flows, Vice President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip announced. In a speech at the Digital Assembly in Bratislava, he said "Europe should not be afraid of data", and more needs to be done to ensure data flows freely across the EU to support the digital economy. A number of legal and technical barriers constrain cross-border data flows, and the "vast majority" of these have nothing to do with protecting privacy or fighting security threats, Ansip said. For example, companies may be required

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