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July 2021
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This collection explores the relevance of global trade law for data, big data and cross-border data flows. Contributing authors from different disciplines including law, economics and political science analyze developments at the World Trade Organization and in preferential trade venues by asking what future-oriented models for data governance are available and viable in the area of trade law and policy. The collection paints the broad picture of the interaction between digital technologies and trade regulation as well as provides in-depth analyses of critical to the data-driven economy issues, such as privacy and AI, and different countries' perspectives. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.


‘This timely book is essential reading for all intrigued by the great transition from analogue to digital trade rules. The collection and its authors take stock of rule-making in major jurisdictions, preferential trade agreements and current work at the World Trade Organization. It offers prospects for regulating Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in services and intellectual property, taking into account the protection of human rights and of data protection in the process of global norm diffusion. Challenges and prospects are ably mapped. The book will assist scholars and policy-makers in harnessing digitalization in coming years.’

Thomas Cottier - Word Trade Institute, University of Bern

‘Mira Burri has assembled a team of experts to produce the leading collection on big data and trade law. The real value in this collection comes from the rich and deep level of legal and policy analysis which questions the status quo and may provide for a major re-thinking of domestic and international norms on data governance. This collection is a must read for those seeking thoughtful reflection and forward thinking on contemporary issues relating to big data and trade law.’

Bryan Mercurio - Simon F. S. Li Professor of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

‘One of the critical challenges of our time is the governance of Big Data in a world of cross-border data flows, data walls, and data breaches. This book brings together leaders in the field from around the world to address how trade law might be reimagined in this brave new world.'

Gregory Shaffer - Chancellor's Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Law

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Full book PDF
  • Big Data and Global Trade Law
    pp i-ii
  • Big Data and Global Trade Law - Title page
    pp iii-iii
  • Copyright page
    pp iv-iv
  • Contents
    pp v-viii
  • Figures
    pp ix-x
  • Tables
    pp xi-xii
  • Contributors
    pp xiii-xxiv
  • Abbreviations
    pp xxv-xxx
  • Introduction
    pp 1-8
  • Part I - Global Trade Law and Policy in the Age of Big Data
    pp 9-112
  • 1 - Data Flows and Global Trade Law
    pp 11-41
  • 3 - The Costs of Data Protectionism
    pp 63-82
  • 4 - WTO Law and Cross-Border Data Flows
    pp 83-112
  • An Unfinished Agenda
  • Part II - From E-Commerce to Big Data and AI
    pp 113-192
  • Emerging Issues in Global Trade Law
  • 5 - Artificial Intelligence and Trade
    pp 115-127
  • 7 - TRIPS Meets Big Data
    pp 160-176
  • Part III - Safeguarding Privacy and Other Users’ Rights in the Age of Big Data
    pp 193-242
  • 9 - Futuring Digital Privacy
    pp 195-211
  • Reimaging the Law/Tech Interplay
  • Part IV - Global Perspectives on Digital Trade Governance
    pp 243-360
  • 12 - Data Regulation with Chinese Characteristics
    pp 245-267
  • 13 - Regulatory Convergence of Data Rules in Latin America
    pp 268-300
  • Index
    pp 361-376


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