EU Plans To Strike New Transatlantic Evidence-Sharing Deal

Law360 (February 5, 2019, 7:20 PM EST) -- The European Commission on Tuesday announced plans to negotiate an EU-wide agreement with the U.S. that would require service providers on both sides of the Atlantic to supply requested electronic data in criminal cases within 10 days.

Under the commission's recommendation, which is still in its early stages and would need to be approved by the European Council before it is taken to American authorities, both sides would attempt to clear up what has become a thorny process of pursuing digital evidence held overseas. Law enforcement agencies in the European Union currently have to wait on average 10 months to view...

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