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New data transfer rules pursued to keep out China and Russia

Japan, U.S. and South Korea seek alternative to APEC framework

The U.S. and Japan see data transfer frameworks reaching their limits with the involvement of Russia and China.

TOKYO -- Japan, the U.S., South Korea and four other APEC members have agreed to make personal data transfer rules independent of the regional forum's current framework in a move to exclude China and Russia.

With Russia and China as members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, there were concerns about the flow of personal data. The new rules create a framework among members with a shared sense of trust. Plans call for the inclusion of non-APEC members, including South American countries.

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