For the last several years readers of this blog have pondered the challenge of effective law enforcement across national borders in the digital realm, an exercise that often pits American law enforcement against American companies and puts US law enforcement in potential conflict with foreign allies. On Thursday June 22 at 9 AM I will be hosting an event at The Heritage Foundation entitled: "Digital Security and Due Process: Modernizing Cross-Border Surveillance Law for the Cloud Era" featuring remarks by Kent Walker, the Senior VP and General Counsel of Google Inc. Here's the blurb for the event:
Governments around the world want Internet companies to help with law enforcement investigations. Consumers want Internet services to protect their privacy and rights to due process. Unfortunately, today’s legal frameworks don’t do enough to promote either goal.
Kent Walker, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Google Inc., will share ideas about how to allow law enforcement agencies to obtain digital evidence in a timely manner, protect consumers’ privacy rights, recognize nations’ sovereign rights, and avoid the Balkanization of the global Internet.
Lawfare readers in the Washington DC area who are intersted are warmly invited to attend what should be an intersting event.