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Part IV Balancing Trade and Non-Trade Objectives, Ch.28 Privacy and Data Protection

Mira Burri

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Trade Law (2e) (2nd Edition)

Edited By: Daniel Bethlehem, Donald McRae, Rodney Neufeld, Isabelle Van Damme

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 July 2024

Data Protection

Against the background of the centrality of data for contemporary economies, the chapter contributes to a better understanding and contextualization of data protection and its interfaces with global trade law. It looks at existing international, transnational, and selected national frameworks for privacy protection and briefly sketches their evolution. The chapter then explores the application of the WTO rules, which admittedly are in a pre-Internet state, to situations where privacy concerns are affected. Subsequently, the data-related frameworks of FTAs, where most of the new rule-making occurs, are explored. The chapter concludes with an appraisal of the state of affairs and an outlook on the linkages between trade law and data protection in the digital economy.

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