AppleInsider: Apple-supported CLOUD Act passes Congress, will change how governments share data by Stephen Silver:
Apple had pushed for the CLOUD Act, signing a letter to its four Senate cosponsors last month along with tech giants Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Oath (the Verizon subsidiary that owns AOL and Yahoo.) The letter, to Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Christopher Coons (D-CT), states that the legislation “reflects a growing consensus in favor of protecting Internet users around the world and provides a logical solution for governing cross-border access to data. Introduction of this bipartisan legislation is an important step toward enhancing and protecting individual privacy rights, reducing international conflicts of law and keeping us all safer.”
The bill would also institute “mechanisms to notify foreign governments when a legal request implicates their residents, and to initiate a direct legal challenge when necessary,” the letter said.
Unless other countries adopt it, how does it protect Americans?