New “e-Evidence Regulation” Gives Police Direct Access to Data Across EU Borders and Abroad

The European Union will require tech companies to provide data to European investigators stored in another EU country or even outside the EU under a new e-Evidence Regulation proposed by the European Commission on April 17.

The EU has planned for some time to streamline the legal mechanisms for sharing electronic evidence within the 28-nation bloc, but the Commission’s final proposal extends the new powers to also cover service providers based outside the EU.

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