Adapting export controls on nuclear technology and information transfer to the challenges of cyberspace

Published 27 August 2019

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As cyberspace has opened up the electronic transmission of information and data a shift in the focus of export controls on cross-border transfer of nuclear technology is called for. 

The report tackles the question of how best to control information in the age of Cloud computing and digitalization. The Association proposes a shift in the focus of the export control regime from ‘where’ to ‘who’ and ‘what’ technical information is licensed for electronic transfer. High standards of information security must be applied by companies, with regulatory verification, and companies must exercise an appropriate degree of due diligence to ensure that their customers and partners are bona fide. The Association hopes that the proposals can form part of a wider dialogue between the nuclear industry and governments and international organizations on reforming the global export control regime.