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Government Access to IT Systems

Government Access to IT Systems

Government Access to IT Systems

Data is becoming the core asset of our economies and takes up a central role in our societies. Government attempts to obtain access or receive information, as well as the responses of the private sector to such attempts, raise complex legal issues, depending on the specific socio-political context and the domestic legal traditions. The International Bar Association (IBA) Legal Practice Division set up the Task Force on Government Access to IT Systems in October 2017. This report provides the Task Force’s assessment based on the considerations of this topic in different jurisdictions and offers a set of working principles for balancing government access to IT systems and fundamental rights.

If you have any comments or questions about the project or report, contact Anurag.Bana@int-bar.org

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Task Force

Erik Valgaeren

Technology Law Committee; Stibbe

Sylvia Khatcherian

Technology Law Committee; Bridgewater Associates

Steve Crown

Human Rights Institute; Microsoft

Johan Kahn

Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee; Kahn Pedersen

Souichirou Kozuka

Space Law Committee; Gakushuin University

Laurent De Muyter

Communications Law Committee; Jones Day

Jana Pattynova

Communications Law Committee; Pierstone

Julian Hamblin

Technology Law Committee; Womble Bond Dickinson