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UK Law Enforcement Will Soon be Able to Access US Data Without a Judge’s Permission

The Infinite Brief
Law enforcement officials in the U.S. and U.K. have negotiated a deal that sells out the privacy rights of the public in both nations.

For Americans, it will effectively abrogate Fourth Amendment protections, and subject their data to search and seizure by foreign police.

Some of the key problems with the U.S.-U.K. Agreement include no prior judicial authorization required, a weak standard for review, that doesn’t meet the 4th Amendment’s warrant requirement, the people put under surveillance don’t need to be notified, and much more.

It will grant real-time access to communications, allowing foreign police to wiretap Americans’ conversations, ignoring the high requirements for a wiretap under U.S. law.

Curated from EFF

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