The currently pending Megaupload case highlights that in the United States jurisdiction there is the urgent need for additional third-party protections in cloud assets seizure . Using the case as a point of departure, this thesis plans to investigate if a similar need is also required among the European countries. In this light, I am interested to know: What is the current state of third party protection of digital assets in cloud seizures? Connected to this, the following questions need to be answered: • Under European law, is seizing a domain name and copying data classified as a seizure? • Does cloud data constitutes property under European law? • Does storing data into the cloud means losing the ownership rights over it? • Should search-and-seizure procedure happen without notifying the users? To the extent that the research finds that the protection of third parties is deficient or weak, I will delve further in the analysis on how it ought to be strengthened. One potential way could be by implementing a template for guidelines on actions of different stakeholders that could be applied on a global basis. Additionally, the thesis argues that the protections and safeguards of physical assets should also expand to digital assets "renting" space in the cloud. I believe that, although there must be a balance between protecting third parties and allowing the government to continue to use asset confiscation as a deterrent against criminal activity in the digital sphere, that balance needs to be heavily weighted towards protecting innocent third parties.