Reply to post: Re: After the CLOUD Act it was inevitable

Franco-German cloud framework floated to protect European's data from foreign tech firms slurpage

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Re: After the CLOUD Act it was inevitable

It's not really bullying. It say U.S companies must produce any relevant data they hold when presented a warrant even if that data is held outside the U.S. In order to issue a warrant the target(s), for whom the data is being sought, have to have sufficient connection with the U.S to establish jurisdiction. It's basically the U.S formerly claiming data under it's jurisdiction even if it eventually gets scattered all over the world.

If the U.S wants data on foreign people it has no jurisdiction over it's either going to use law enforcement assistance treaties or it's going to do so under the guise of foreign intelligence. If you are worried about U.S access the Cloud Act isn't what you need to focus on. Long standing broad foreign intelligence powers however...

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