The European Union hopes to make progress on trans-border data flows as it works on trade deals with several countries around the world, Politico reports. The EU faces a series of trade meetings with the U.S., China, Canada, India and Brazil. "The bigger this zone will be, the better — for trade and for these soft but very important things like democracy and freedom," European Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová said. "We have several principles which we want to see before we can speak about the zone for the free data flows." At the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy, the EU praised Japan for its commitment to trans-border data flows, as well as its work in artificial intelligence and digital security.
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