The CLOUD Act is meaningful bipartisan legislation that will empower U.S. law enforcement and authorities in countries that enter into agreements with the government to quickly access essential evidence stored in servers owned by companies that are based in the United States, provided that there is probable cause and warrant to access that information. With support from industry titans including Microsoft and Apple, the CLOUD Act can save lives, preserve international relations, empower law enforcement, and ensure justice for citizens.
In this this analysis, entitled “The CLOUD Act – Immediate Passage of the CLOUD Act Ensures Unambiguous Protection of Privacy and National Security,” the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology provides an objective assessment of the CLOUD Act and offers a fact-based assessment of why the CLOUD Act is the compromise that law enforcement and leading technology firms believe is necessary to the long-term protection of national security, personal privacy, and business interests abroad.
This analysis was written by James Scott, Co-Founder & Sr. Fellow, ICIT