The American Chamber of Commerce in China (“AmCham”) has published a report, entitled “Protecting Data Flows in the US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty”. The report highlights the adverse effect of data localisation policies in China on economic growth and innovation. It challenges the belief that greater data security can be achieved through local storage of personal data and urges China to consider an alternative approach based on the principle of “accountability” that should be incorporated into the bilateral investment treaty being negotiated between the US and China.

AmCham’s Report