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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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