Cross-Border Data Forum Bannner

Government Access to Records Held in the Private Sector – Why Variations in the Role of “Government” Could Be Important

The globalization of criminal evidence has increased the need to develop data access and request mechanisms such as the OECD process on Government Access to Data Held in the Private Sector. The development of such mechanisms could benefit from a per-jurisdiction analysis of variations in expectations for government vs. private sector responsibilities when it comes to the management and scrutiny of such data requests.