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Data Beyond Borders: Mutual Legal Assistance in the Internet Era

January 28, 2015 • 6:00 – 8:00 pm EST

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The Center for Strategic & International Studies invites you to the launch of a report commissioned by the Global Network Initiative to address the growing demand from law enforcement agents for access to data subject to another country’s jurisdiction. The report evaluates legal and policy reforms to improve the mutual legal assistance system to meet the legitimate interests of governments, companies, and Internet users while ensuring the protection of human rights. 
Andrew Woods
Report Author and Assistant Professor of Law
University of Kentucky College of Law
Nicole Jones
Senior Law Enforcement and Security Counsel

Frank Torres
Senior Policy Counsel and Director of Consumer Affairs
Gail Kent
International Communications Data Policy
UK National Crime Agency  
Sarah St. Vincent
Human Rights and Surveillance Legal Fellow
Center for Democracy & Technology
Moderated by:
James A. Lewis
Director and Senior Fellow, Strategic Technologies Program, CSIS

About the Global Network Initiative
GNI is a multi-stakeholder group of companies, civil society organizations (including human rights and press freedom groups), investors and academics who have created a collaborative approach to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy in the ICT sector. Learn more at

James Andrew Lewis
Senior Vice President; Pritzker Chair; and Director, Strategic Technologies Program