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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Oct 16, 2017 | Brad Smith | Microsoft’s Search Warrant Case|

Microsoft and Justice Department Will Square Off in Supreme Court Over Critical Privacy Case

The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a critical case over data privacy, the outcome of which will likely determine how easily law enforcement can gain access to information stored in tech companies’ overseas data centers. Microsoft will go head-to-head with the Justice Department, arguing that the agency cannot use a warrant to collect emails held in Microsoft’s Ireland data center.

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Oct 20, 2016 | Brad Smith | EU-U.S. Privacy Shield|

Microsoft’s plan to avoid a ‘return to the digital dark ages’ in wake of Safe Harbor decision

In a new blog post, Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith argues that privacy is a human right and the Safe Harbor decision is an opportunity for stronger privacy regulations. Smith also warns that without policy changes, the invalidation could signal "a return to the digital dark ages" by setting the stage for a world where data is segregated by nation:

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