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International Communications Privacy Bill Reintroduced

International Communications Privacy Bill Reintroduced

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Washington, D.C., September 15, 2017 | comments

A bipartisan quartet of House members has reintroduced the International Communications Privacy Act (HR 3718), which would clarify the rights and limitations on law enforcement accessing electronic communications stored abroad.

The bill would allow law enforcement to require the provider of an electronic communications service to turn over the contents of an electronic communication no matter where it is stored, but only pursuant to a warrant.

That allows cloud storage of U.S. information abroad to be accessed, but not unless the law enforcement agency has gotten a court to sign off on the forced disclosure.


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