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The USA Patriot Act and the privacy of data stored in the cloud

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 9 2012

European consumers have expressed concern that the USA Patriot Act (the “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001” or “Patriot Act”) will afford the US government undue and unfettered access to their data if they choose to store it on the cloud servers of US providers (e.g., Microsoft or IBM).

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Third Circuit decides case at the intersection of the FCRA and PATRIOT Act

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 26 2010

In Cortez v Trans Union LLC, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit decided a case at the intersection of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, better known as the USA PATRIOT Act (Patriot Act).

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Pan-American governmental access to data in the cloud

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • USA
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  • July 17 2014

In a few short years, Cloud computing has become an indispensable information technology resource for business. The Cloud promotes efficiency and

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