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News Posted on April 4, 2014

Professor Chander Publishes Op-ed in Egypt's Daily News

Professor Anupam Chander has published a commentary on "Breaking the Web: Data localization vs. the open internet" in the Daily News, Egypt's independent, English-language newspaper. In the article, Professor Chander writes that as many countries seek to restrict the international flow of data as part of an effort to improve security, these measures could stifle innovation and competition while failing to make communications more secure.

"Governments argue that by keeping data at home, they are improving the privacy and security of their citizens," writes Chander. "The reality, however, is that efforts for data localization will be unlikely to achieve these goals, and are likely to undermine them."

Professor Chander's op-ed is based on a paper he coauthored with California International Law Center Free Speech and Technology Fellow Uyen Le '11, forthcoming under the title "Data Nationalism," in the Emory Law Journal.

Professor Anupam Chander is a leading scholar in the law of globalization and digitization, and has written widely on international law and cyber law.  He is also Director of the California International Law Center at King Hall.

"Breaking the Web: Data localization vs. the open internet"

"Data Nationalism"