Today, companies experiencing transborder data flow are faced with obstacles that limit the free flow of information. This prevents companies from taking full advantage of international markets. Some of these obstacles include connectivity problems, security issues, language problems, the price structure of communication services, trade barriers, and, most importantly, transborder data flow restrictions applied by different countries. Multinational companies can minimize the negative effects of these obstacles if they can adjust their organizational decision making structures and information systems architectures based on the obstacles they face, and encourage the standardization of systems networking.
Raisinghani, Mahesh, "Transborder Data Flow Issues And Their Impact On Multinational Companies" (1999). AMCIS 1999 Proceedings. 114.