The Washington Post reports on the data concerns in Canada surrounding the updated North American Free Trade Agreement. Under the new deal, titled the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, no country will be allowed to restrict cross-border data transfers, nor will they be required to store data within their own country. Canadian data professionals fear these changes will undermine the country’s sovereignty. “I think, realistically, if you’re looking at superpower intelligence agencies, they would be able to access the data regardless of whether it’s stored in a server in Toronto or in Chicago,” IAPP Vice President and Chief Knowledge Officer Omer Tene said. “There’s very close collaboration between intelligence agencies, and they can overcome bigger technological obstacles than [the border].” In an op-ed for The Washington Post, Michael Geist explains why the USMCA misses the mark on privacy. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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