Yuko Suda is a part-time lecturer at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan.
'Personal information is the 21st century's currency of power. And like gold or paper money, it finds itself increasingly at the center of global political struggles. The Politics of Data Transfer deftly demonstrates that unlike regimes for trade or monetary policy, the political battle is not centered at the tables of international organizations like the World Trade Organization or the International Monetary Fund. Instead, it paints a world in which domestic law (in this case European rules on data privacy) spillover globally, roiling trade and security relations. How these disputes get resolved will determine the terms of global competition as well as the extent of cooperation over key policy issues like counter-terrorism. This book is an excellent call to arms, reminding us to take such dynamics seriously.' - Abraham Newman, Director, Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University