Accession Number : ADP005723

Title :   Political and Economic Barriers to Information Transfer,

Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bortnick, Jane

Report Date : MAR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : As international computer/communications networks proliferate, the issue of limits to information transfer becomes more critical. Individual businesses and even entire industries depend upon the ability to transfer information on a global basis in a timely and cost-effective basis. Additionally, international cooperation in science and technology involves greater international collaboration and joint efforts. Barriers that threaten this capability ultimately reduce the growth of markets and limit innovation. For this reason, efforts are underway in bilateral and multinational negotiations to reduce barriers and establish consensus guidelines in areas ranging from privacy to trade. This paper focuses on some of the specific limitations to information transfer, including privacy, trade restrictions, national security, and telecommunications regulations. It also highlights international efforts to reduce these barriers and establish common approaches to facilitate information transfer.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION TRANSFER, *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, *BARRIERS, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, LIMITATIONS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Government and Political Science
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE