Bipartisan bill would reform US MLA process

15th Sep 2017

A bipartisan bill has been reintroduced to the US House of Representatives, which if passed would reform the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) process to increase accessibility and transparency, and require the Attorney General to create an online docketing system for MLAT requests. The International Communications Privacy Act would also authorise US law enforcement with a warrant to obtain the electronic communications of US persons regardless of where those communications are located, and communications relating to foreign nationals located outside of the US in certain circumstances.

Categories: United States

Jasvinder Nakhwal
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Nick Vamos
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