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News Posted on September 17, 2015

Research by Professor Chander, Uyen Le '11 Cited in Lawfare

Research by Professor Anupam Chander and Uyen P. Le '11, Free Speech and Technology Fellow at the California International Law Center, was cited in a Lawfare article examining the legal dispute over the Department of Justice's attempt to compel Microsoft to provide access to customer email.

Written by Andrew K. Woods, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, the article notes that after being denied in attempts to compel data stored in other countries, some nations are "getting serious" about requiring companies that operate on their soil to store data there. Woods paraphrases Chander and Le's paper, "Data Nationalism," to state that "As Anupam Chander and Uyen Le have noted, forced data localization would impose enormous costs on technology companies and lower privacy protections for users around the world."

Professor Chander, a leading scholar of international economic law and cyberlaw, is the author of The Electronic Silk Road: How the Web Binds the World in Commerce, published in 2013 by Yale University Press. His scholarly papers can be accessed via his Social Science Research Network author page.

"Data Nationalism"