The interplay of geopolitics and law continue to grab the headlines. This article is a great example. It also suggests that the Linklaters' Tech Outlook 2021 was a pretty good forecast of the shifting global dynamic that would - and is - playing out in the world of Big Tech.
National protectionism of tech and data continues and Chinese companies expanding operations abroad face challenges. However, national security and data privacy - although linked - should not always be seen through the same lens.
In the short video below, I pick out some key points from the article and elaborate on some distinctions crucial to achieving robust data governance in a global digital economy.
“The ultimate concern is actually not about what’s written in Chinese law; the ultimate concern is a distrust of China,”