Lawfare – 9 Suggestions for Implementing the Cloud Act

In their Lawfare article Suggestions for Implementing the Cloud Act, Daskal and Swire set forth nine key issues the Justice Department faces regarding next steps for executive agreements under Section 5 of the Cloud Act, and propose four overarching goals they believe the Cloud Act legislation and agreements are meant to protect and promote, including:

(i) Fulfill legitimate law enforcement requests for data relevant to the investigation of serious crimes;

(ii) Protect and promote privacy and civil liberties in the United States and globally;

(iii) Provide a workable regime for the companies holding data of interest to law enforcement; and

(iv) Safeguard the Internet by resisting calls to localize data and splinter the Internet.

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