Enabling Trade in the Era of Information Technologies: Breaking Down Barriers to the Free Flow of Information
Article from: TDM 1 (2011), in Roundup of Articles
The transformative economic benefits of the Internet are under threat, as increasing numbers of governments move to impose onerous limits on information flow. The international community must take action to ensure the free flow of information online. Governments should honor existing international obligations including under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement, prevent trade barriers created by information regulation, and develop new international rules that provide enhanced protection against these trade barriers of the 21st century. To realize the full potential of the ...