Technological Sovereignty

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Technological sovereignty is a political outlook that information and communications infrastructure and technology is subject to the laws of the country in which it is located;[1] data sovereignty or information sovereignty sometimes overlaps with technological sovereignty, since their distinctions are not so clear cut, and also refers to subjection of information to the laws of the country in which the data subject is a citizen, or the information is stored or flows through, whatever its form, including when it has been converted and stored in binary digital form.[1] [2]

Following revelations by Edward Snowden about the activities of the United States' National Security Agency, and their PRISM surveillance programme, rising concerns about misuse of data led to various proposals to enable citizens and consumers outside of the US to enjoy protection through technological sovereignty.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Verde Garrido, Miguelángel (13 April 2016). ""All your Internet are Belong to Us": On Nation States' Claims of Sovereignty over ICT Architecture and Contents". Berlin Forum on Global Politics. Berlin Forum on Global Politics. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Definition data sovereignty". What is.com. TechTarget. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Technological Sovereignty: Missing the Point? An Analysis of European Proposals after June 5, 2013". Global Public Policy Institute. Global Public Policy Institute. Retrieved 12 February 2016.