BCL partners Michael Drury and Julian Hayes will be delivering a webinar from Lexology on 20th October, 15:00 – 15:55 UTC, titled 'UK-US Bilateral Data Sharing Agreement: what companies need to know'.

Here's a brief description of the webinar's topic:

Although concluded as long ago as October 2019 between UK Home Secretary Priti Patel and US Attorney General William Barr, the end of October 2020 should bring the commencement of the US-UK Bilateral Data Sharing Agreement. Heralded as a breakthrough to ensure the timely supply of electronic data essential for law enforcement investigations, its purpose is to remove inordinate delay that following the requirements of mutual legal assistance made necessary.

This has required changes to US law through the CLOUD Act and UK law through the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019. But how will the agreement work and what will this mean for the holders and processors of data from whom data will be demanded?

You can find out more about this webinar and register through the Lexology website here.