Extract from Dechert LLP's article "The Long Arm of the Law Gets Longer – UK Introduces Overseas Production Orders" written by Matthew Banham, Ben Barnett, Caroline Black, Jeffrey Brown, Laura Manson, and Matthew Mazur
On February 12 2019 the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019 (the “COPO Act”) came into force in the UK. This new law gives UK authorities (including the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) and the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”)) the power to apply to a UK court to compel a company or individual operating or based outside the UK to provide electronic data stored outside the UK.
The COPO Act brings the UK into alignment with the regime in the United States. In 2018, the U.S. Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (“CLOUD”) Act came into force1. The CLOUD Act increased the scope of U.S. companies’ obligations to disclose electronic data stored outside the United States. The CLOUD Act also created a framework by which foreign countries (such as the UK) could seek disclosure of data held by U.S. cloud service providers (“CSPs”), without U.S. co-operation or oversight.
I wanted a certification that separates me from my peers. Upon discovering CEDS, I was convinced this was exactly the type of distinction I had been seeking. Since achieving CEDS certification, I’ve noticed immediate recognition from my organization, colleagues, and current and prospective clients.They acknowledge they are more comfortable working with a person who has taken time to seek such certification. CEDS has certainly been worth the small investment and should continue to beget returns for years and years to come.
Andrew Bayer, CEDS
I get bombarded with all kinds of e-discovery stuff – news, blogs and whatnot. Let me tell you, you guys send the absolute best! I send it to all my partners and sales folks. I said, who are these guys? I have to get to know them better!
Kevin Glass, CEO
As a trial lawyer, day-to-day information processing is daunting for my client service. I’ve come to rely on ACEDS to keep me on the ‘edge’ of the curve on e-discovery. It’s a source I ‘ping’ ASAP.