Key findings:

  • Digital now the new weapon for protectionist policies
  • China leads the way on digitally restrictive laws followed by Russia and India
  • New report highlights fragmented picture governing movement of data, setting a new challenge for business

Countries which have historically driven protectionist policies through tariff and other trade barriers are now extending their agenda into the digital world, according to research by Gowling WLG. The report reveals a startling correlation between countries pursuing digitally protectionist policies and the level of mineral deposits needed to power the digital revolution; identifying China, Russia, India, Vietnam, Argentina and Turkey as the six global players when it comes to charging a digital economy…