Local Hosting and the Draft “Trade in Services Agreement” (Guest Blog Post)

24 09 2015

by Guest Blogger Marketa Trimble

The leaked draft of the Trade in Services Agreement (“TiSA”) – the agreement that is being negotiated by a number of countries, including the United States – has attracted intense criticism: Glyn Moody on ArsTechnica UK called TiSA “the more evil sibling of TTIP and TPP,” and John Nichols in The Nation charged that TiSA is “using trade as a smokescreen to limit citizen rights.” Evgeny Morozov and the EFF have pointed to the heavy influence of industry in the negotiations and warned that the negotiations do not take into account the interests of all stakeholders. The EFF criticized TiSA repeatedly, for example for the secrecy of its negotiations, for the limits that it would place on countries’ “enacting free and open source software mandates,” and also for the “prohibition of local hosting mandates” that would compromise data privacy.


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