On 3 October 2019, the UK Home Secretary and US Attorney General signed a UK/US electronic data sharing agreement (“DSA”) aimed at drastically reducing the time it takes to access emails and other communications data in the investigation of serious crime. The agreement is intended as a solution to the ubiquitous use of US-based email providers by fraudsters, child sex offenders and terrorists when planning and committing their crimes, but it has the potential to prove extremely costly for high net worth individuals.  Read more