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UK, Stand Firm against Data Demands in Death Penalty Cases

Expand WhatsApp and Facebook messenger icons are seen on an iPhone in Manchester , Britain March 27, 2017. © 2017 Reuters After heated debate, the United Kingdom has just inched closer to adopting laws that would allow the United States to demand and obtain digital evidence – such as e-mails, texts, and chats – directly from companies that are storing it in the UK. This would do away with important rights protections under the existing treaty and policies, which require the UK authorities to scrutinize US demands for data on a case-by-case basis. The US has already similarly undermined rights…

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