"The rules for who controls data—and therefore harnesses their value—are part of a bigger geopolitical competition that will shape the 21st century.Until now, the internet has remained relatively global and open, enabling the growth of the digital economy. Messages & email accessible around the world, the sharing of news,medical & research, stock information is part of this global connectivity. Underneath it lie data, that form everything from bank ledgers to social-media posts. Exchanges of data between organizations (companies, universities, governments, etc.) across borders are what contribute to companies offering services around the world in near real time, or to allies sharing law enforcement & intelligence information. In a world increasingly underpinned and powered by AI, governments rules put into regarding access will influence AI competition."