Transborder Dataflow: Implications for Information Dissemination and Policies between theUS, Canada and Mexico
Pierrette Bergeron and Christine Dufour, University of Montreal, Canada; Nadia Caidi, University of Toronto, Canada; Jesus Cortes, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Chih., Mexico; John Rumble, National Institute of Standards and technology; Shelly Warwick, Queens College, City University of New York (Moderator)
The convergence of computing and networking has enabled local and global transformations and affects the ways in which people live, work and learn; the way institutions operate, and raises new issues and challenges for governments. National and global initiatives have been undertaken to address the blurring of boundaries -geographical and political- made possible by these global networks and the electronic data transfer and interchange. The flow of electronic data and digital content across jurisdictional lines calls for novel -or updated- laws and regulatory solutions (e.g., data protection, privacy, content regulation, etc.). This panel offers a comparative analysis of national laws and policies regulating the transport of data across national boundaries, with a special focus on the implications for information dissemination and access.