Modernize Digital Privacy
America's outdated digital privacy laws need to be updated to reflect today’s technology. The CLOUD Act is the best legislative solution for strengthening both privacy protections and law enforcement for the digital age.
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CLOUD Act Aims to Strengthen Digital Privacy
On February 6, 2018, the U.S. Senate and House introduced the bipartisan Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (the “CLOUD Act”; S.2383, H.R.4943). The CLOUD Act has the support of the U.S. ...Read More
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The Need to Modernize Data Privacy Laws for the Cloud Computing Age Current digital privacy law—the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)—was enacted in 1986, before the invention of the web, the widespread use of email, and the emergence of global cloud computing. Simply (...)
The United States leads the world in technology innovation, but our leadership is jeopardized by insufficient support for computer science education in our nation’s K-12 schools. Today, even as our economy is increasingly driven by information technology, only one of four K-12 schools (...)
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