As countries intensify regulations on collecting, processing, and transferring data, the potential impediments to trade and innovation could have far-reaching economic effects. Due to the increased importance of data for the global economy, a wide variety of industries risks being impacted. This raises the question: How can countries balance their right to regulate and protect legitimate interests without unnecessarily raising trade barriers and hampering economic progress?
In this webinar event, Sidley's Arnoud Willems, Tatjana Sachse, Maryanne Kamau and Ines Willemyns focused on the growing importance of data and digital trade in the modern global economy. Key takeaways from the event are available here.
To ensure a broad and representative perspective, we were pleased to be joined by:
- Justin Duarte Pine, Senior Director, International Affairs, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
- Barry McKeon, Senior Policy Manager - Trade and Competition, DIGITALEUROPE
- Michele Pastore, Senior Public Affairs Manager, Huawei
- Faith Perh, Deputy Director, International Trade - Digital Economy, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore