US, EU Spar Over Sharing Electronic Evidence in Investigations

In August 2016, the lifeless bodies of a young French man and woman were discovered on a beach in Madagascar, with murder suspected.


The secret to the case could be in the last messages they sent, but those are stored in the databanks of US tech giants who don't have to turn over the information to French investigators.


The case is one of a growing number highlighting how key evidence needed to solve crimes could sit in computers a continent away under completely different legal jurisdiction.


Washington and Brussels have both proposed solutions to ..