Is privacy undermining trade in digital services?

The BSA’s recent report Powering the Digital Economy (PDF) says that some countries are so concerned about surveillance agency snooping that they are contemplating protectionist data measures.

In this Computer Weekly article I’m quoted as saying:

“Any protectionist measure is a bad thing, particularly in the cloud industry which is essentially global. There’s no harm in selling to customers in the EU on the basis it will keep data within the EU if it’s what they want; but for data protection law it should be kept secure no matter where in world.”

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