Why Local Data Storage Laws Won’t Work

Perhaps you may have read that Brazil recently abandoned their controversial proposal that would have forced global internet companies to store data on Brazilian users inside the country. While many of us can surmise a number of reasons the viability of such a measure might have been unlikely, the list is quite long and includes:
the challenge of enforcement
the difficult logistics facing global organizations serving Brazilian users
the potential loss from the region of high-value services that do not comply

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