Cooperation between the private sector and law enforcement agencies: An area in between legal regulations

Gertjan Boulet, Paul de Hert

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Abstract

Our main finding is that the area of cooperation between the private sector and LEAs strongly resembles an “area in between” regulations. The cooperation between private sector and LEAs in the fight against cybercrime is “likely to be occurring independently of the actual existence of any applicable or common legal framework setting the necessary data standards and regulations framing this relationship and safeguarding the capacity of the individual to control her/his data as a fundamental right. The potential for misuses and abuses by law enforcement actors and agencies becomes henceforth an issue of serious concern”. In a similar vein, Porcedda rightly put that “cloud computing naturally draws the attention of law enforcement agencies”, but that “data protection laws are not up to the task” (Porcedda 2012, 203, 206 and 207).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolice cooperation in the European Union under the Treaty of Lisbon
Subtitle of host publicationOpportunities and limitations
EditorsH. Aden
PublisherNomos Verlagsgesellschaft
Pages245-258
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783848708437
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Boulet, G., & de Hert, P. (2015). Cooperation between the private sector and law enforcement agencies: An area in between legal regulations. In H. Aden (Ed.), Police cooperation in the European Union under the Treaty of Lisbon: Opportunities and limitations (pp. 245-258). Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft. https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845250281-245