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Google proposes a new legal framework for cross-border data requests by law enforcement

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Google proposes a new legal framework for cross-border data requests by law enforcement

Instead, Google says that governments should be able to make data requests directly to the companies that have the data, rather than having to use current diplomatic mechanisms. As part of the proposal, the participating countries would need to commit to standards of “due process, human rights and privacy”, Recode reported.

Currently, law enforcement requests may put companies at legal uncertainty, forcing them to violate either the laws of the country where they are located, or those of the requesting country. The full proposal can be found here.

As a first step, the United States would need to reform relevant legislation, after which bilateral agreement with other countries could be authorised, ZDNet reported.

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Teemu Henriksson

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2017-06-23 13:30

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