Cross-border data flows: Impact of data localisation on mobile money services in Africa and Asia

Monday, April 1, 2024

We are pleased to have contributed to GSMA Mobile Money's comprehensive report, “Cross-border Data Flows: Impact of Data Localisation on Mobile Money Services in Africa and Asia.”

The report examines the regulatory framework for cross-border data transfers and data localisation in Africa and Asia and their effects on mobile money operators. It highlights the operational challenges posed by restrictive frameworks and the overall impact on the sector.

Through our detailed analysis of legal frameworks and stakeholder engagement in the respective regions, we recommended a harmonised approach. We advocated for stakeholder collaboration to balance national interests and foster economic growth and financial inclusion.