Political and Economic Barriers to Information Transfer,
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON D C
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As international computercommunications networks proliferate, the issue of limits to information transfer becomes more critical. Individual businesses and even entire industries depend upon the ability to transfer information on a global basis in a timely and cost-effective basis. Additionally, international cooperation in science and technology involves greater international collaboration and joint efforts. Barriers that threaten this capability ultimately reduce the growth of markets and limit innovation. For this reason, efforts are underway in bilateral and multinational negotiations to reduce barriers and establish consensus guidelines in areas ranging from privacy to trade. This paper focuses on some of the specific limitations to information transfer, including privacy, trade restrictions, national security, and telecommunications regulations. It also highlights international efforts to reduce these barriers and establish common approaches to facilitate information transfer.
- Information Science
- Government and Political Science
- Economics and Cost Analysis