International agreements: U.S.-UK Data Agreement

The U.S. and UK governments have negotiated an agreement enabling their law enforcement agencies to request digital evidence across their borders more easily while guaranteeing the legal standards that protect the legal rights of their citizens. It’s time for both governments to implement the agreement and for Congress to update the legal framework for law enforcement access to data.

Feb 12, 2016 | U.S.-UK Data Agreement |

Michael Chertoff: Digital Security Requires a Legislative Overhaul

Last week, the European Commission and the U.S. concluded tough negotiations to reach an important new agreement regarding cross-border data transfers, the so-called “E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield,” which replaces the 15-year-old Safe Harbor compact. We also learned the U.S. and the U.K. began negotiations regarding a new data-sharing agreement that shows great promise to establish a basis for other like-minded democracies to develop a more modern and workable legal framework for government access to citizens’ data.

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