Legal News & Articles

UK and US sign landmark Data Access Agreement

04 October 2019

Home Secretary Priti Patel last night (Thursday 3 October) signed an historic agreement that will enable British law enforcement agencies to directly demand electronic data relating to terrorists, child sexual abusers and other serious criminals from US tech firms.

Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019 in force

10 October 2019

The Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019 is now in force. This Act addresses the constraints of existing domestic court orders and the limits of Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) in being able to compel the production of electronic data from another jurisdiction quickly.

Legal Article: Post Incident Procedure (PIP) Process

27 September 2019

In this article, PNLD Legal Adviser, Shelley Gregory, provides a brief overview of post incident procedures (the PIP process). Please note that this may vary slightly from force to force and each force should have their own policies in place to provide local guidance.

Further provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 in force

16 September 2019

The Data Protection Act 2018 (Commencement No 2) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/1188) bring into force the following provisions of Part 4 of the Data Protection Act 2018, which place obligations on controllers and processors who carry out intelligence services processing.