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New Cloud Data Bill Pits Big Tech Against Privacy Hawks

Law360 (February 21, 2018, 11:19 PM EST) -- Silicon Valley giants have teamed up with privacy advocates to fight the U.S. government’s bid, now at the U.S. Supreme Court, to access Microsoft data stored on an Irish server. But that uneasy alliance has crumbled as lawmakers mull a plan to carve out a more concrete path for U.S. prosecutors pursuing data stored abroad, with critics claiming data-sharing deals resulting from the bill could erode human rights.

The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data, or CLOUD, Act attempts to resolve the conflict that will be...
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