Introduction How do African law enforcement authorities access African data held by US companies for the purpose of legitimate criminal investigations? How―and to what extent― can African countries benefit from the cross-border data access reform […]
The world’s first cybercrime treaty is undergoing an update. When the Budapest Convention was drafted approximately 20 years ago, the treaty focused on harmonizing laws and increasing cooperation across borders so that a range […]
The U.S. and Australia are currently negotiating an executive agreement under the U.S. CLOUD Act. The pending Australian ‘Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Production Orders) Bill 2020’ (the ‘Bill’) is designed – amongst other things – […]
The Cross-Border Data Forum (CBDF) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit group that addresses international data transfer policy issues.
The Cross-Border Data Forum (CBDF) seeks to promote and achieve four key goals:
- Fulfill legitimate law enforcement requests for data relevant to the investigation of serious crimes;
- Protect and promote privacy and human rights as essential to new legal approaches;
- Provide a workable regime for the companies holding data of interest to law enforcement;
- Safeguard the Internet by resisting calls to localize data and splinter the Internet.
The CBDF pursues these goals through the publication of scholarship and promotion of discussion around the creation, implementation, and reform of data transfer mechanisms including, but not limited to, the U.S. CLOUD Act, Standard Contractual Clauses, Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties, e-Evidence in the EU, and the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield.