The CLOUD Act is a far-reaching, privacy-upending piece of legislation that will:
* Enable foreign police to collect and wiretap people's communications from U.S. companies, without obtaining a U.S. warrant.
* Allow foreign nations to demand personal data stored in the United States, without prior review by a judge.
* Allow the U.S. president to enter "executive agreements" that empower police in foreign nations that have weaker privacy laws than the United States to seize data in the United States while ignoring U.S. privacy laws.
* Allow foreign police to collect someone's data without notifying them about it.
* Empower U.S. police to grab any data, regardless if it's a U.S. person's or not, no matter where it is stored.
So long, Fourth Amendment!
It was nice knowing you.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/03/r ... act-passes
This bill is the CLOUD Act. It was never reviewed or marked up by any committee in either the House or the Senate. It never received a hearing. It was robbed of a stand-alone floor vote because Congressional leadership decided, behind closed doors, to attach this un-vetted, unrelated data bill to the $1.3 trillion government spending bill. Congress has a professional responsibility to listen to the American people’s concerns, to represent their constituents, and to debate the merits and concerns of this proposal amongst themselves, and this week, they failed.