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UK-S'pore digital trade pact enables vital flow of data

Britain's Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan and Trade and Industry Minister S. Iswaran at the signing of the UK-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement in Singapore on Feb 25, 2022. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
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SINGAPORE - The free flow of data underpins the digital economy.

Yet, many countries, misguided by data protection and national security concerns, are prohibiting companies operating within their borders from transferring citizen data out.

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