re:publica 2016: Law Enforcement in the Cloud Age


Hello from the Other Side – Law Enforcement in the Cloud Age


How law enforcement agencies (LEA) get access to user data from service providers like Google, Facebook or Microsoft is poorly regulated. Established legal frameworks (Mutual Legal Assistance) to access content are severely outdated and do not adequately protect our human rights. Since the MLA process is slow and intransparent nation states more and more push to apply their own laws extraterritorial and implement mandatory data localization. Both practices have direct negative effects on the flow of information on the Internet and our human rights.