IT’S THE LAW (07/26/2022)

The US, which has been trying to solve its cross-border data sharing dilemma resulting from laxer privacy regulations than other countries, has found a willing first partner in the UK. The US and UK have set October to begin their Data Access Agreement, which stems from the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act. The deal allows investigators in each country to directly ask service providers in the others’ jurisdiction to provide data they deem helpful in detecting and preventing serious crime, including in child sexual abuse cases.