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Data flow barriers are hurting China: ITIF

It may not seem important, but it is. The global economy increasingly depends on data flowing freely across borders. But some policymakers assume (wrongly) that storing data domestically is a sensible way to protect their citizens’ privacy or security. In other cases, governments do it for nationalistic or authoritarian purposes. Either way, and in the end, it’s self-defeating. […]