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G-7 can turn the tide on digital trade restrictions

Japan's DFFT plan can be foundation for trusted global data sharing

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Shinzo Abe, center, then Japan's prime minister, pushed his Data Free Flow with Trust plan at the 2019 Group of 20 leaders' summit in Osaka. (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool via Reuters)

Jeff Paine is managing director of the Asia Internet Coalition, an industry association focused on regional internet policy issues.

Every country has its own views and policies on cross-border data flows and data sharing. It is important that Group of Seven leaders work now to overcome their differences and find a common framework to create a globally interoperable system for safe, trusted data sharing. The future of the world's digital economy depends on it.

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