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CLOUD Act

Overview#

CLOUD Act (Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act) was an Act of Congress in 2018 amends U.S.C. Title 18 Section 2523 the Stored Communications Act (SCA) of 1986 to allow United States federal government Law Enforcement Agency to compel United States-based technology companies via warrant or subpoena to provide requested data stored on servers regardless of whether the data are stored in the United States or on Foreign soil.

CLOUD Act has several interesting aspects in regards to Data Ownership and the Law of agency in that revealing data of an entity within a different Jurisdiction may violate the Law where the data resides.

CLOUD Act was introduced following difficulties that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had with obtaining remote data through Service Providers through Stored Communications Act warrants.

CLOUD Act is a great enhancement to Government Surveillance and Identity Correlation

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