This is part of a series of posts on digital issues in NAFTA.
Imagining bits and bytes crossing borders around the world is perhaps the quintessential visualization of the Internet. And for good reason! This flow of information across borders is the lifeblood of the digital economy and by extension the array of traditionally non-digital industries that now rely on the Internet to compete globally.
The Data Must Flow
In the U.S., the productivity gains and efficiencies enabled by data flows have boosted the economy by hundreds of billions of dollars. Cross-border data flows allow Internet platforms and providers to connect small and medium-sized U.S. businesses to a global marketplace.