Earlier this year Vodafone Group (“Vodafone“) published an update to its Law Enforcement Disclosure Statement (“Statement“), including an annexe summarizing law enforcement and encryption laws in 28 countries. The Statement offers detailed insights into the legal frameworks, governance principles and operating policies associated with responding to demands for assistance from law enforcement and intelligence agencies and together with the legal annexe is one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide on the topic.
In this third update to its Statement, Vodafone included new sections on encryption and data retention, the first time this analysis has been published. The Legal Annexe, which was prepared in conjunction with Hogan Lovells, now outlines the main laws relating to encryption in the context of providing assistance to law enforcement agencies in the telecommunications sector across 28 countries.
The Statement forms part of a wider set of disclosures on topics related to digital human rights, which can be found on Vodafone’s Digital Rights and Freedoms Reporting Centre.