The impact of data localisation requirements on the growth of mobile money-enabled remittances

Friday 29 Mar 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | international remittances | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | Policy and regulation | Regulation | Report | Research | Resource |

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In this paper, we explore the implications of data localisation rules on the mobile money business and argue that such regulatory requirements may dramatically hamper the growth of mobile money in general, and of mobile money-enabled international remittances in particular. There are more subtle and direct mechanisms that governments can use to facilitate cross-border flows of data in a way while ensuring data security and data privacy.

 

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