data sovereignty

2017

In the article Digital Trade Games, Parminder Jeet Singh discusses the implications of e-commerce issues in the 19th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations taking place in India.The article points out that it is inappropriate for trade talks to discuss "data" and its flows in abstract, becuase their meaning is…

2017

As part of the Just Net Coalition, IT for Change helped develop draft input text on digital TNCs and human rights that will be submitted to the Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights at its third session.The draft articles will also be incorporated…

2017

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a free trade agreement whose negotiating partners include the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and India, New Zealand, Australia, China, Japan and South Korea.The RCEP negotiations have been clandestine, but the leaked text has raised concerns about,…

2017

This article was developed as a background paper for a presentation to delegates from developing countries at the South Centre, Geneva, in February 2017. It presents the key geo-economic elements of the digital phenomenon; how data is the new raw material that is extracted from developing countries by a few, primarily US…