US Courts Should Respect Foreign Data Privacy Laws: ABA

Law360, New York (February 6, 2012, 8:16 PM EST) -- In response to an increasing number of suits that involve data in other countries, the American Bar Association on Monday adopted a rule urging U.S. courts to respect foreign privacy laws when ordering discovery in civil litigation.

The resolution asks that, “where possible in the context of the proceedings before them, U.S. federal, state, territorial, tribal and local courts consider and respect as appropriate the data protection and privacy laws of any applicable foreign sovereign” with regard to data sought in civil discovery.

In practice, U.S....
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