Washington Post: A ‘global game of whack-a-mole’: Overseas data rules are stuck in the 19th century

Washington Post: A ‘global game of whack-a-mole’: Overseas data rules are stuck in the 19th century. “How should law enforcement officials deal with digital data that happens to be stored in a different country? If FBI agents, pursuing a subject who committed a crime in the United States, serve a valid court order on an American company, the government shouldn’t have to wait a year because the company happens to store the information overseas. Likewise, if the London police are investigating a local murder, the fact that they are seeking phone records from a communications provider located in the United States should not block them from doing their job.”