Privacy Challenges in the Globalization of Criminal Evidence presented at GlobalPrivacySummit 2019

by Tjabbe Bos, Richard Downing, Nicole Jones,

Summary : With cloud computing, law enforcement investigations increasingly seek evidence that is held in a different country. This globalization of criminal evidence is prompting major legislative change and proposals. In 2018 alone, the U.S. passed the CLOUD Act to address cross-border issues and the European Union has proposed its new eEvidence regulation and directive. The EU has reported that most of criminal investigations now include evidence that is held across borders. These new measures seek to improve government access for legitimate requests, but also must safeguard privacy and other individual rights and prevent unauthorized government surveillance. This panel will present global leaders who are building the emerging system for cross-border access to evidence: the U.S. Department of Justice, an expert on the European proposals, Google’s lead counsel in D.C. for these issues, and the research director for the new Cross-Border Data Forum that focuses on these issues.What you’ll take away:Understand how technology and market changes are transforming how police globally are facing unprecedented challenges as they seek lawful access to electronic evidenceLearn how the U.S. (Cloud Act), Europe (eEvidence), and other nations globally are changing their laws and practices to assist law enforcement access while preserving privacy and human rightsGain insight into the practical challenges for companies who face often-conflicting legal obligations as they seek to maintain interoperability across borders for their customers and services while facing increasing calls for data localization by nations seeking to assure local police access to evidence