Brad Smith

Mar 21, 2018 | Brad SmithReforming Laws |

Don’t Let Criminals Hide Their Data Overseas

Congress is now considering long-overdue legislation that authorizes faster access to internationally stored electronic data needed to prosecute serious crime and disrupt terrorist plots in the United States, Britain and elsewhere. The legislation, the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, or Cloud Act, would preserve law and order, advance the United States’ leadership in cybersecurity, ease restrictions on American businesses and enhance privacy standards globally. This is a priority for both of our governments

Feb 14, 2018 | Brad SmithReforming Laws | Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act|

Don’t Let Criminals Hide Their Data Overseas

Congress is now considering long-overdue legislation that authorizes faster access to internationally stored electronic data needed to prosecute serious crime and disrupt terrorist plots in the United States, Britain and elsewhere. The legislation, the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, or Cloud Act, would preserve law and order, advance the United States’ leadership in cybersecurity, ease restrictions on American businesses and enhance privacy standards globally. This is a priority for both of our governments.

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Jan 19, 2018 | Brad Smith | Microsoft’s Search Warrant Case

Something extraordinary happened in Washington, D.C., yesterday

Something extraordinary happened in Washington, D.C., yesterday. Members of Congress took the same position as members of the European Parliament. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce approvingly quoted a statement by the European Commission. Business groups and big companies agreed with consumer and privacy advocates. Faculty from Harvard joined with professors from Princeton. Professors from Duke...

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Oct 24, 2017 | Brad Smith | Microsoft's Secrecy Order Lawsuit

DOJ acts to curb the overuse of secrecy orders. Now it’s Congress’ turn.

Today marks another important step in ensuring that people’s privacy rights are protected when they store their personal information in the cloud. In response to concerns that Microsoft raised in a lawsuit we brought against the U.S. government in April 2016, and after months advocating for the United States Department of Justice to change its practices, the...

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