CLOUD Act: New Legislation Will Overhaul U.S. Laws for Obtaining Data Stored Overseas

May the U.S. government compel a company operating in the United States to produce data that it stores outside the country? A new law called the CLOUD Act makes clear that, in the case of legal process served under the Stored Communications Act (SCA), the answer is yes. But the SCA does not apply to all types of businesses or all types of data.

Learn when the SCA does apply, as well other specifics like when a company served with a subpoena under the SCA may file a petition to quash that subpoena and how the United States’ Executive Agreement with a foreign government’s might affect a U.S. company subject to that foreign government’s jurisdiction.

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