What To Expect From The US-UK Data Access Agreement

Law360 (October 28, 2019, 2:58 PM EDT) -- The U.K. and the U.S. signed a new data sharing agreement on Oct. 3 designed to facilitate the exchange of evidence and enhance cooperation between the two countries and their respective investigatory authorities.[1]

The first of its kind in the world, the U.S.-U.K. Bilateral Data Access Agreement has been heralded on both sides of the Atlantic as an historic agreement which will radically speed up investigations by removing barriers that currently impede the collection of electronic evidence located abroad.

Background to the Agreement

Although the full agreement has not yet been released, it allows law enforcement to obtain court authorization to...

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