Sharing Investigation Specific Data with Law Enforcement - An International Approach

51 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2014

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Gail Kent

Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society; University of Oxford - Oxford Martin School

Date Written: February 14, 2014

Abstract

The paper aims to better define and then bridge identifiable gaps in the mechanisms and safeguards around the sharing of user data between law enforcement in one jurisdiction and internet providers in another for the purposes of criminal investigation. This is often described as ‘the Mutual Legal Assistance (MLAT) problem’, after the existing international frameworks used to obtain evidence - including communications data - across borders. There are, however, alternatives to MLAT available in differing circumstances, and this in itself adds to the problem.

Keywords: MLAT, communications data, law enforcement jurisdiction

Suggested Citation

Kent, Gail, Sharing Investigation Specific Data with Law Enforcement - An International Approach (February 14, 2014). Stanford Public Law Working Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2472413 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2472413

Gail Kent (Contact Author)

Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society ( email )

559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
United States

University of Oxford - Oxford Martin School ( email )

University of Oxford
34 Broad Street
Oxford, OX1 3BD
United Kingdom

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