The Cyber Effect

The implications of IT security regulation on international trade

The objective of this report is to describe the function of IT security, to define by which means IT security in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products can be regulated and to highlight in which manner the regulation of IT security has a bearing on international trade and market access. The ambition of this report is also to discuss whether greater harmonisation of regulation in the field of IT security for ICT products is possible, as the current regulatory landscape is rather fragmented compared to many other product areas.

This analysis shows that the regulation of IT security in ICT products is a rather complex area, which does not follow the logic of product regulation in other domains. Further, the policy choices made in the domain of regulation will have a significant effect on our security and also on international trade.

  • Title: The Cyber EffectThe implications of IT security regulation on international trade
  • Published: 2018
  • Language: English
  • Format: PDF and print
  • Author: National Board of Trade Sweden
  • Pages: 73
  • ISBN: 978-91-88201-38-6
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