Keywords:  Public Policy,

2020

Law Enforcement Access to Digital Data: Understanding the Everyday Processes

Yan Fang, PhD Student, School of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, UC Berkeley

During criminal investigations, U.S. law enforcement agencies often seek evidence held by third-party businesses. Many of these companies have established policies on how to respond to law enforcement requests for information. How do government agencies navigate these policies? This project studies this question through semi-structured interviews with investigators and prosecutors for criminal law enforcement agencies.