India-US data sharing for law enforcement: blueprint for reforms



January 2019


Madhulika Srikumar et al.


This report—through interviews with a multitude of stakeholders, including Indian law enforcement, global communication service providers, current and former government officials, and civil society groups, sets out the law and procedure of cross-border law enforcement access to data between India and United States.

The report exhaustively outlines the cooperation between the two states in information sharing for law enforcement purposes and the challenges therein. The authors evaluate the existing bilateral channels for data sharing and the potential for the two countries to enter into a new Executive Agreement to streamline access to communications content.