Monday, February 26, 2018

Is the Supreme Court set to establish major precedent in email privacy? | TheHill

In the age of cloud computing, wherein we rely on service providers such as Microsoft and Google to store personal data like email and photos, our data is often stored on servers located outside the United States. Nonetheless, U.S. law enforcement agencies increasingly want to get their hands on this extraterritorial data as part of their efforts to fight crime and terrorism. Whether law enforcement officials can compel providers to turn over such data is the subject of both an important Supreme Court case — U.S. v. Microsoft — being argued Feb. 27 and critical legislation — the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data or CLOUD Act — introduced in Congress this month to modernize the antiquated law governing this question.

via thehill.com

https://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2018/02/is-the-supreme-court-set-to-establish-major-precedent-in-email-privacy-thehill.html

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"U.S. law enforcement agencies increasingly want to get their hands on this extraterritorial data": I dare say.

"... as part of their efforts to fight crime and terrorism." Or to advance their own crime and terrorism.

Posted by: dearieme | Feb 27, 2018 4:43:58 AM