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News Posted on September 22, 2017

Professor Chander Publishes Cyber Brief on NAFTA Renegotiation and Digital Economy

Professor Anupam Chander published a Cyber Brief on the Council for Foreign Relations website regarding the Trump administration’s efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and the potential for a renegotiated NAFTA to address issues related to digital commerce, including intellectual property, privacy protection, and data localization. The Cyber Brief is cited at length in an Inside Cybersecurity article on NAFTA renegotiation and data security, and quoted in a World Trade Online column.

“The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an excellent opportunity to set the gold standard for digital free trade,” writes Chander in his article, “What the Trump Administration’s NAFTA Policies Get Right (and Wrong) About Digital Trade.”

“The United States has an opportunity to promote a 21st century economy that drives innovation and empowerment across North America,” Chander writes. “This should benefit consumers across the region while also enlarging markets for American products and services.”

Professor Chander, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law, is a leading scholar of international economic law and cyberlaw. He 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.