23 Feb US Attorney Generals Express Support for CLOUD Act
Last Wednesday, attorney generals from 35 US states called for the quick passage of the Clarify Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act in an open letter.
The proposed legislation seeks to give the Feds authority to demand for people’s emails and other personal communications stored overseas only by a subpoena issued by a US judge.
In the letter, the attorney generals said that the Act would help law enforcement to obtain probable-cause based warrants for electronic communications stored abroad. It will also give service providers a way to challenge an SCA warrant targeting a foreign person that would require them to violate foreign law.
Source: The Register UK