Congress Gives Police in Other Countries Easier Access to U.S. Data, Raising Privacy Concerns

Police in other countries will be able to get emails and other electronic communication more easily from their own citizens and from Americans under a bill that Congress stuffed inside the massive $1.3 trillion spending deal passed last week.

Supporters said the bill, dubbed the CLOUD Act, will simplify the process for the U.S. government and its allies to get evidence of serious crimes and terrorist threats when that evidence is stored on a server in another country.

Details may be found in an article by Erin Kelly in USA Today at: https://usat.ly/2DWSMoy.

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