Platform as a Service

Symposium on IFFs: The Evolving Landscape of Illicit Financial Flows: Transfer Pricing in the Age of Cloud Computing

The evolution of IFFs as we understand it is intricately linked to the progress of technology. The case of cloud computing serves as a prime example of how advancements in tech can facilitate the growth of IFFs. The nexus between cloud computing and IFFs through transfer pricing presently remains an elusive subject due to a lack of substantiating data. This gap in data can be attributed to several factors: the opacity and complexity inherent in cloud computing transactions that span multiple jurisdictions; the intricate corporate strategies surrounding transfer pricing that are typically shrouded in confidentiality; and the swift pace of technological advancement that often outpaces regulatory oversight and data collection methods. Furthermore, stringent privacy laws protect corporate financial information, and the lack of a standardised global reporting framework complicates the task of monitoring and comparing financial flows.