Just when you thought being an American was embarassing, Europe goes all-in for privacy imperialism.
Latest in cross-border data requests
The US-UK law enforcement data exchange Agreement (should it ever be authorized by Congress) would be a positive step in regularizing the process of cross border data exchange and preventing the balkanization of the network. Fears that it is overbroad, that UK judges lack independence, or that the UK's law enforcement powers are not subject to review are themselves mistaken and a bit overblown. They also lack a due regard for the integrity of the UK democratic process.
A joint U.S.-U.K. cross-border data request agreement has complications on both sides of the pond.
Ending The Endless Crypto Debate: Three Things We Should Be Arguing About Instead of Encryption Backdoors
Recently I participated in a fascinating conference at Georgia Tech entitled “Surveillance, Privacy, and Data Across Borders: Trans-Atlantic Perspectives.” A range of experts grappled with the international aspects of an increasingly pressing question: how can we ensure that law enforcement is able to obtain enough information to do its job in the twenty-first century, while also ensuring that digital security and human rights are protected?
The legislation is not perfect, but it is an important step for our economy, our security, and most of all our privacy.
Testimony from today's House Judiciary Committee hearing on "International Conflicts of Law Concerning Cross Border Data Flow and Law Enforcement Requests."