An agreement between the United States and United Kingdom to improve cross-border law enforcement data sharing will go into effect later this year, the two nations announced in a joint statement.
They will now be able to directly request data like messages and pictures, for example, from telecommunications providers in the other’s jurisdiction.
The non-profit digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation has previously criticized the foundational idea of data sharing with cross-border law enforcement as “a dangerous expansion of police snooping”.
Source: What is the UK-US Data Access Agreement? | Popular Science