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Japan and UK to protect encryption keys in new trade deal

Companies will not be made to reveal algorithms or localize servers

Japan and the U.K. will not force companies to set up domestic servers in order to do business within their borders.   © Reuters

TOKYO/LONDON -- Japan and the U.K. have agreed to advanced digital standards in their upcoming bilateral trade deal, banning them from forcing companies to disclose algorithms and set up local data servers.

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