International Organizations as Global Regulators of Digital Data Flows

International organizations interphase with both public and private actors and operate in multiple jurisdictions. At the same time they enjoy immunity from every legal process of national jurisdictions and their assets and archives are inviolable. As states struggle to align jurisdiction-bound laws with de-territorialized nature of digital data, international organizations may emerge as “data havens”. Can international organizations become key actors in global regulation of data flows?