*Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com
WHAT IS THE U.S. CLOUD ACT?
Last year the U.S. passed the Cloud Act which essentially makes it possible for the U.S. to compel a data provider to produce electronic evidence regardless of what country the data is stored.
It also provides for bilateral agreements between the U.S. and other qualifying countries to not restrict access to the data if stored in their country.
WHAT DOES THE WORD “CLOUD’ IN THE CLOUD ACT MEAN?
The acronym C-L-O-U-D stands for, “Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act”
WHAT WAS ONE OF THE CATALYSTS FOR THE CLOUD ACT?