BCL partners Michael Drury and Julian Hayes are quoted by InfoSecurity Magazine discussing the new bilateral agreement between the UK and USA to obtain data from ESPs more quickly.
Here's an extract from the article:
According to Julian Hayes and Michael Drury at BCL Solicitors, this "will inevitably be one way traffic, expediting the UK's acquisition of evidence from US tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Twitter in the fight against serious crime, including terrorism and child abuse."
It currently takes police and security services anything from six months to two years to request and access electronic data, under the "mutual legal assistance" treaty between the US and UK governments. "Under the new arrangements, a UK Judge can issue the police, SFO and...