Cybersecurity could make an appearance in NAFTA talks

Editor’s Note: Cybersecurity harmonization has long been recognized as an essential component of international trade negotiations, see here.

From: Washington Examiner

by Charlie Mitchell

The technology sector is trying to nudge cybersecurity and other tech issues a little higher up on the priority list for next week’s launch of the North American Free Trade Agreement modernization talks in Washington.


President Trump’s Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has already included in its “negotiating objectives” cutting-edge tech issues with cyber implications. These include ensuring uninhibited “cross-border data flows,” and prohibiting rules that would require companies to store data in specific countries or force them to turn over proprietary software source code

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