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Svantesson, D. J. B. (2011). Fundamental policy considerations for the regulation of Internet cross-border privacy issues. Policy & Internet, 3(3), 1-22.

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2011 HERDC submission. FoR code: 180107

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We are currently witnessing major changes to the regulation of privacy, both in Europe and North America, as well as in the Asia-Pacific region. One of the most complex and controversial aspects of any regulatory scheme addressing privacy is the regulation of cross-border data flows, and such regulation has become all the more complex in an interconnected world. After providing some necessary background observations regarding the issues surrounding the regulation of cross-border data flows on the Internet, this article identifies and analyses eight fundamental policy considerations for any regulatory scheme addressing cross-border privacy issues.

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