The Patriot Act And The Cloud: Part 2

Law360, New York (January 30, 2012, 1:28 PM EST) -- As discussed in part 1 of this two-part article, as a practical matter, the two law enforcement tools for discovery of third-party data that were most significantly enhanced by the Patriot Act and that have given rise to significant concerns by European critics of the Patriot Act — Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act orders and National Security Letters — should not pose a significant risk to European data on the servers of U.S.-based cloud providers. But it would be a mistake to end the analysis there....
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