US-UK Agreement Expands DOJ Access To Tech Data

Law360 (October 16, 2019, 4:25 PM EDT) -- On Oct. 3, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that the U.S. and the U.K. had entered into a “landmark” agreement, which allows, in some circumstances, the U.S. and the U.K. to demand electronic data “directly from tech companies located in the other country, without legal barriers.”[1]

The U.S.-U.K. agreement is the first of its kind, and, just days later, the DOJ announced that it was negotiating a similar agreement with the government of Australia.[2]

While both the U.S.-U.K. agreement and the potential agreement with Australia are significant in and of themselves, more broadly, they highlight the DOJ’s larger efforts to...

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