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Published on
December 4, 2019

On November 13, 2019 the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network Data & Jurisdiction Program Contact Group held a Contact Group meeting at the United Nations in New York. On November 14 & 15, 2019 Contact Group members participated in the 3rd Expert Group Meeting on ”Lawful Access to Digital Data Across Borders”, co-organized by the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network Secretariat, United Nations Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate, United Nations Office of Drugs and Organized Crime, International Association of Prosecutors. 

The Expert Group Meeting provided an opportunity for the Data & Jurisdiction Program Contact Group to present the Operational Approaches and to highlight the challenges of the procedural workflow of requests as well as the technical interoperability of request formats.

The proposals for concrete Operational Norms, Criteria and Mechanism put forth in the Data & Jurisdiction Operational Approaches documents intend to provide a common frame of reference for public and private decision-makers in their efforts to develop policy standards and cooperation frameworks, related to cross-border access to electronic evidence. 

The Operational Mechanism of a Mark-Up Language and Interoperability Tags developed by the Data & Jurisdiction Program Contact Group, was highlighted as the need of the hour, given the increasing proliferation of various request formats from the side of Law Enforcement and Portals from the Company side.

Experts applauded the work that the Data & Jurisdiction Program is doing to facilitate a common understanding on the challenges pertaining to:

a.) Regime Architecture
b.) Procedural Workflow of requests/orders incorporating a tag based approach

The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network currently convenes key stakeholders, in three policy Programs, where operational Norms, Criteria and Mechanisms are actively developed to enhance legal interoperability in cyberspace. 

The Data & Jurisdiction Program addresses cross-border access to e-evidence and has developed several operational Norms, Criteria and Mechanisms to enable stakeholders to collaboratively address the transnational policy challenges.

Download the proposals for operational Norms, Criteria and Mechanisms developed by key stakeholders from governments, internet companies, civil society and international organizations in the Data & Jurisdiction Program: 

                                             

See the full list of Membersof the Data & Jurisdiction Program Contact Group.