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H.R. 4943 – Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act)

Published: Apr 2, 2018

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H.R. 4943 – Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act)

President Trump signed the CLOUD Act into law on March 23, 2018, after the act passed through Congress – without a hearing or even a committee review – attached to an omnibus spending bill. As the CLOUD Act has significant implications for data security, privacy, and law enforcement capabilities in cyberspace, today we are adding the full text of the legislation to the Cyber Vault.

Among other implications, the CLOUD Act may render moot any decisions in the case of USA v. Microsoft Corporation concerning a search warrant for a Microsoft-maintained email account on a server in Ireland.

 

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