Data Localization Laws and Policy: The EU Data Protection International Transfers Restriction Through a Cloud Computing Lens
Countries are increasingly introducing data localization laws, threatening digital globalization and inhibiting cloud computing adoption despite its acknowledged benefits. This multi-disciplinary book analyzes the EU restriction (including the Privacy Shield and General Data Protection Regulation) through a cloud computing lens, covering historical objectives and practical problems, showing why the focus should move from physical data location to effective jurisdiction over those controlling access to intelligible data, and control of access to data through security.
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2 Legislative history and objectives
3 The transfer concept
5 Mechanisms and derogations
6 Compliance and enforcement