Media and Publishing

Cross-border data transfers are critical to the cross-border transfer and exchange of scientific, technological, and other knowledge in the media and publishing sectors, as summarized below:
  • Cross-border data transfers and publishing. Data transfers enhance the ability of all economies to innovate and compete in the 21st century. This includes the ability to access productivity-enhancing software solutions; scientific, research, and other publications; and manufacturing data, blueprints, and other operational information, as well as the ability to collaborate with other research organizations across borders.
  • Cross-border data transfers and the creative industries. Film, music, and video game production and distribution requires extensive cross-border exchange of information, ideas, content, and other data collaboration across each of their phases. For example, in many film productions, these phases span from screenwriting, casting, and shooting, to sound recording, pre-production, editing, screening, and commercial distribution of the finished product to global audiences. These processes often involve hundreds of artists and technical experts collaborating across borders and sharing information across transnational IT networks.
  • Cross-border data transfers and the remote economy. Data transfers also enable the deployment of tools that facilitate teleworking, virtual collaboration, online training, and the remote delivery of services, including virtual healthcare solutions. These tools — which include cloud-based libraries and databases, video-conferencing applications, and interactive collaboration platforms — help foster cross-office R&D and innovation; build workforce productivity and skills; contain costs and carbon emissions; and promote public health and safety.