Digital trade and data Contents



1 Introduction

What is digital trade?

Role of digital trade provisions in free trade agreements

Our inquiry

2 Government strategy and prominent approaches taken by other states

Opportunities of digital trade

Barriers to digital trade

Government strategy

Prominent approaches taken by other states

Approach taken in CEPA

Proposed accession to CPTPP

Calls for a digital trade and data strategy

3 Data protection

Definition and rationale

Data protection provisions

Exceptions to the free flow of data

Onward data transfers to third countries

The UKGDPR and data adequacy

Potential threats to data adequacy with the EU

4 Source code, consumer protection, and online harms

Source code provisions

Consumer protection provisions

Online harms

5 Work at the WTO and G7

The G7


Joint Statement Initiative on E-Commerce

WTO moratorium on customs duties on electronic transmissions

6 Consultation

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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