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When can law enforcement access data stored abroad? Only Congress can tell

When can law enforcement access data stored abroad? Only Congress can tell

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Washington, DC, June 14, 2017 | comments

On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on lawful access to data stored abroad. This is a timely hearing about an issue that will have significant impact on the future of cloud technology and jobs in the United States – and it’s time for Congress to take the lead.

Data drives the U.S. economy – the software that generates and powers that data contributes $1 trillion to the U.S. GDP and supports almost 10 million U.S. jobs (and counting). But data isn’t confined within U.S. borders. As the global digital economy continues to grow, data storage, analytics, security, and other services are often provided here in the U.S. by American workers to customers overseas.

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