October 14, 2019 - Privacy + Data Security

CLOUD Act Compliance: Key Takeaways for U.S. Companies from the U.S.-UK Executive Agreement

A groundbreaking agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom will give rise to a streamlined process for UK law enforcement to request data from U.S. companies, using UK legal process. DOJ views it as an important advance in cooperation between two longstanding allies in combating terrorism and other serious crimes – but U.S. companies should be prepared for questions and confusion from customers about what the agreement means for the privacy of information and the future of cross-border law enforcement requests.

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