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US-UK data-sharing agreement—the final piece of the puzzle

Published on: 29 October 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • US-UK data-sharing agreement—the final piece of the puzzle
  • What extra-territorial powers do US and UK authorities have?
  • What are the constraints on those extra-territorial powers?
  • What is the new US-UK Bilateral Data Access Agreement?
  • What safeguards apply under the US-UK Agreement?
  • What additional safeguards exist under national legislation?
  • Does this solve national constraints?
  • Does the US-UK Agreement impact encryption and how bilateral is use likely to be in practice?
  • What are the next steps?

Article summary

TMT analysis: The US and UK have entered into a landmark agreement to allow access to electronic data for use in criminal investigations between their law enforcement agencies (the US-UK Agreement). Caitlin Potratz Metcalf, Senior US Associate, CIPP/US, Washington DC and Peter Church TMT Counsel, London of Linklaters look at the final piece in the US-UK data sharing puzzle. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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