Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill: Lords second reading

National Crime Agency officers.
12 July 2018

Members of the House of Lords, including a former deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, debated the key purpose and principles of the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill in second reading on Wednesday 11 July.

The bill aims to allow law enforcement agencies to apply for a UK court order to get stored electronic data directly from a company or person based outside the UK.

Members discussed public interest requirements for investigations, bilateral agreements with foreign governments and arrangements after the UK leave the European Union.

Committee stage, the first chance for line-by-line scrutiny, is yet to be scheduled.

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