Emily Jones and Beatriz Kira submit evidence on UK-Japan Trade Agreement

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Emily Jones and Beatriz Kira submitted written evidence to the UK House of Commons' International Trade Committee on 'The Digital Trade Provisions in the New UK-Japan Trade Agreement.'

In the submission, the researchers raise specific concerns and highlight issues where further evidence and explanation is warranted on the implications of specific provisions in the UK-Japan agreement. These include (1) The provisions on cross-border data flows and localisation, for personal data protection and obtaining an EU adequacy decision; (2) The provisions on source code, algorithms and cryptography, for the regulation of new technologies and citizens’ rights to reasonable explanation and reasonable inferences; (3) The provisions on internet regulation, for online harms and freedom of expression; (4) The provisions on consumer protection for online commercial transactions and spam, for consumer rights in the digital economy.