Regulating transborder flow of personal information for development in the G77+China group

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dc.contributor.author Abdulrauf, Lukman Adebisi
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-27T06:41:49Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-27T06:41:49Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.description.abstract Transborder data flow (TBDF) has generated much controversy in this era of globalisation. Various questions regarding its exact nature, dimension and role have been raised by scholars. Nevertheless, the majority of scholars agree that TBDF is crucial for development in every state and even more important for developing countries. In spite of the general consensus that TBDF is vital for development, it raises some concerns such as the infringement of individuals’ right to privacy. This has made countries and international organisations regulate TBDF in data protection instruments. Such instruments in some cases put stringent conditions on TBDF, which could be an obstacle to the free movement of personal data across borders and may even serve as a non-tariff barrier against developing countries, including G77 states. The implication of this trend of events is that if G77 states do not take data protection and regulation of TBDF seriously, they may never benefit economically from developed countries. This will, of course, not sit well with the primary purpose for the establishment of the G77+China. With a special focus on the G77, this article examines the role of regulating TBDF in facilitating TBDF for economic development. This topic is crucial in the wake of various initiatives by the G77 to promote trade so as to foster development. en_ZA
dc.description.department Centre for Human Rights en_ZA
dc.description.department Public Law en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2017 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://journals.co.za/content/journal/latamrep en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Abdulrauf, LA 2015, 'Regulating transborder flow of personal information for development in the G77+China group', Latin American Report, 31, no. 1, pp. 77-96. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-6060
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/59165
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Unisa Press en_ZA
dc.rights Unisa Press en_ZA
dc.subject Data protection en_ZA
dc.subject Personal data en_ZA
dc.subject G77 en_ZA
dc.subject Development en_ZA
dc.subject Regulation en_ZA
dc.subject Transborder data flow (TBDF) en_ZA
dc.title Regulating transborder flow of personal information for development in the G77+China group en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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