Proposal Gives EU Judges Power To Demand Data Across Borders

The ‘e-evidence’ law would force tech firms to hand over data within as little as six hours

The European Commission is to publish proposed rules on Tuesday that would give national judges in the EU the ability to compel tech companies to quickly hand over information stored outside the bloc, in cases of serious crime.

The digital evidence proposals are intended to streamline cross-border procedures to adjust for the increasing use of remotely based communications services, which routinely involve data being stored in countries other than those where the user is located.

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Source: Silicon