Cross-Border Data Forum Bannner

Untapping the Full Potential of CLOUD Act Agreements

CLOUD Act agreements have tremendous potential, alongside other diplomatic mechanisms, to facilitate legitimate investigations that require cross-border electronic evidence collection without sacrificing human rights and liberties. To get closer to that potential, a series of knobs and levers should help guide future negotiations, since a one-size-fits-all approach would unnecessarily constrain the CLOUD Act’s reach.