Cloudy with a conflict of laws: How cloud computing has disrupted the mutual legal assistance treaty system and why it matters

16 Feb 2016

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Author: Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

The paper looks at how the physical geography of cloud computing has affected the system of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLAT), and explains why the MLAT system, which is territorially-based, does not work in the context of cloud-based services.