Web Conference: Creating Privacy Protections for Government Requests Across Borders

This web conference was a part of the IAPP Global Privacy Summit Online 2021.  

Original broadcast date: 15 June 2021

Privacy issues of government access to data have become more important than ever. Criminal investigations routinely seek digital evidence from an increasing range of companies, often across borders. The 'Schrems II' decision centrally concerns the privacy standards that apply when one country (the U.S.) seeks access to data from other countries (in the EU). Meanwhile, the EU is seeking to speed access to criminal evidence between member states through the E-Evidence Directive, now in final negotiations. The EU and the U.S. are negotiating to create a new international agreement for access to evidence under the 2018 CLOUD Act. At the same time, high-level negotiations are proceeding in the OECD concerning international principles for government access, and in the Council of Europe to update the Budapest Convention rules for sharing digital evidence.

Dave Cohen, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, Senior Knowledge Manager, IAPP

Pieter-Jan de Grave, Legal Advisor, DPO, Belgian Federal Police
Katherine Harman-Stokes, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Deputy Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer, Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties, U.S. Department of Justice
Richard Salgado, Senior Director, Law Enforcement and Information Security, Google 
Peter Swire, CIPP/US, Research Director, Cross-Border Data Forum, Georgia Tech; Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird