US Tech Cos. Must Prepare For Impending UK Data Requests

By Aaron Cooper, David Bitkower and Christine Braamskamp (August 5, 2022, 2:30 PM EDT) — Starting on Oct. 3, roughly three years after the U.S. and U.K. executed the first bilateral agreement under the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data, or CLOUD, Act, and over four years after the CLOUD Act was passed,[1] technology companies should expect to receive their first intercept orders directly from U.K. authorities.

According to a joint statement released on July 21 by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.K., the two countries are now ready to bring that agreement into force.[2]

This new agreement — which allows the U.K. to serve interception orders directly on U.S.-based providers for the contents…

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