Assessing the legality of data-localization requirements: Before the tribunals or at the negotiating table?

Marion A. Creach
Local data-storage and/or processing requirements presumably violate national treatment provisions of the GATS and international investment agreements. Investors could challenge data-localization measures before the tribunals, or decision-makers and engineers could design an international legal framework on data flow restrictions to ensure openness, certainty and efficiency while achieving public policy objectives.
doi:10.7916/d8-p3q6-tn21 fatcat:6ji4qlav3vgfziofvqi7t5jewm