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Abe calls on world to prepare for bytes without borders

Tokyo seeks data exchanges with US and Europe to keep up with China

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a global free flow of data that was also regulated to protect privacy and security at the World Economic Forum.   © Reuters

ZURICH -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a global system to govern the easy flow of data across borders, as he spoke Wednesday at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.

"We must enable the free flow of medical, industrial, traffic and other most useful, nonpersonal, anonymous data," said Abe, who was attending the annual meeting of international political and business leaders in Davos for the first time in five years.

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