US and UK Sign Historic Bilateral Data Access Agreement

On October 7, 2019, the United States and United Kingdom released the text of a bilateral data access agreement that would permit law enforcement authorities in one country to make direct requests to communications service providers based in the other country for electronic evidence related to serious crimes, including terrorism. This would allow such companies to provide the requested information without going through the existing mutual legal assistance process.

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Mayer Brown LLP’s partners Rajesh DeMark Prinsley and David Simon, counsel Kendall Burman and associates Veronica GlickJoshua Silverstein and Amber Thompson highlight areas of interest in this Legal Update.

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