The Cloud Act was passed on 23.03.2018 with a Federal law. The law allows law enforcement agencies Online to request information from any other country in the world, without the need to be a real reason or suspicion.
The Cloud Act was introduced by Republican Senator Orrin Hatch with the support of both sides, Republican and democratic senators. Law enforcement authorities obtained by the decision have access to all electronic data stored on a Server in another country. This includes E-Mails, Facebook messages and files of any kind. count,
Hatch explained and justified this decision as follows:
The CLOUD Act bridges the divide that sometimes exists between law enforcement and the tech sector by giving law enforcement the tools it needs to access data throughout the world while at the same time creating a commonsense framework to encourage international cooperation to resolve conflicts of law.
The law was passed, without the this has been broadly discussed in Public and analyzed.
An influential author and speaker at international conferences, Andreas Antonopulous, criticized the procedure strong and made it clear that the privacy was finally destroyed.
An Association, which deals with Rights in the digital world, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) believes that this law was created in order to gain access to any data on an international level, without the need to be given for an understandable reason.
Major international corporations such as Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and Yahoo support the Cloud Act. Brad Smith, the Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft, stated in a paper from the 21.03.2018:
The proposed CLOUD Act creates a modern legal framework for how law enforcement agencies can access data across borders. It’s a strong statute and a good compromise.
In a jointly written letter to all of the above companies languages for the Cloud Act.
In today’s time of digital currencies, this law appears from the point of view of governments is a logical step to legally access to all data required for the Verification of transactions and accounts worldwide.
The here, the Public was virtually “left out” and the law was simply “waved through”, we see a very critical eye.
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