Cross-Border Data Forum Bannner


Theodore Christakis

More than half of all criminal investigations today in Europe include a cross-border request for access to electronic evidence such as text messages, emails or messaging apps. Following an invitation by the Council of the European Union, and after an extensive expert process and consultations with Member States and relevant stakeholders, the EU Commission presented in April 2018 the E-Evidence legislative package which aims to streamline the cooperation with internet and cloud service providers and supply law enforcement and judicial [...]
In his recent Observatoire FIC article Lost in the Cloud? Law Enforcement Cross-border Access to Data After the “Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data” (CLOUD) Act and E-Evidence, Professor Théodore Christakis of the University Grenoble Alpes provides a European view of the Cloud Act and a possible executive agreement between the U.S. and EU.  The article explains how the Microsoft Ireland case, the Cloud Act, and the proposed EU E-Evidence Regulation connect, and outlines potential obstacles including conflict between the [...]