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Interop: The Promise and Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems by Urs Gasser, John Palfrey

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CHAPTER TEN
Legal Interop
As societies become more deeply connected through trade, information, and cultural exchange, the importance of interoperability among the legal systems that regulate the global flow of information continues to grow. Just as we work toward optimal technical interoperability when data flow across systems, we need to be smart about the design of laws when information travels across jurisdictions.
These are early days yet in interoperability among laws. The notion of breaking down legal barriers to enable people and countries to work better together is, in many cases, more aspirational than it is descriptive of reality. It is a hard job for national legislators to craft interoperable legal rules that create a level playing ...

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