MEDIA BLACKOUT: The CLOUD Act Attached To Spending Bill And How It Undermines Your Privacy
Why Was The 2,232-Page CLOUD Act Passed Without Any Representative Reading It? It’s DANGEROUS!
The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act or CLOUD Act (H.R. 4943) is a United States law containing a set of internet regulations proposed on February 6, 2018
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.