LONG ARM OF THE LAW: NEW POWERS TO GATHER ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE OVERSEAS USING PROPOSED OVERSEAS PRODUCTION ORDER (OPO)

On 16th July, Kingsley Napley published a briefing about the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill that proposes OPO as a means to speed up the process of securing access to electronic evidence held outside the UK. The legislation is rapidly making its way through Parliament and, it says, has received little attention thus far.  The article refers to a recent House of Lords briefing paper on the Bill and outlines the main points of the new law.  It says that the Bill was debated in the House of Lords in a second reading on 11th July and is due to be discussed in committee stage of the House of Lords on 5th September.

https://www.kingsleynapley.co.uk/insights/blogs/criminal-law-blog/long-arm-of-the-law-new-powers-to-gather-electronic-evidence-overseas#page=1

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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