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Data fortress: Digital protectionism embraced by many in Asia

Restrictions on cross-border data use and server location hurt foreign companies

China's restrictions on cross-border data flows has overseas companies concerned that their headquarters will be cut off from important information.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- A new survey has found that countries in Asia are increasingly embracing digital protectionism, clamping down on the spread of companies' customer and manufacturing data beyond their borders.

Measures taken by China, India and others include restrictions on cross-border data transfers and laws requiring data localization, mandating that servers storing information about a nation's citizens be located within its borders.

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