For years, securing access to information stored in Europe to support discovery for civil litigation in the US has been, to say the least, problematic.  Changes are afoot, for criminal matters, anyway.

“EU Calls for Access To Foreign Servers,” The Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2018 A7. “National law enforcement” should be allowed access on tech companies’ servers in both the EU and the US “to speed cross-border criminal inquiries.”

So, it looks like those pesky privacy laws won’t slow down law enforcement.  But weren’t those laws enacted in reaction to just such “national law enforcement inquiries”?  Does this mean we don’t have to go through the Hague Convention processes?

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