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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. ...

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Congratulations to our Advisory Task Force members @goldstein_jeff and @dsgersten, the new president and vice president of @IAMCPUS! #MSPartner #IAMCP https://t.co/tLrg2ZNnJ9

This Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the @Microsoft Ireland case. Catch up by reading our Executive Briefing: https://t.co/PT4XnP21kF

Read Advisory Task Force leader and @usmedicalit CIO Stephen Cracknell's letter to the editor on #ruralbroadband published in his local newspaper: https://t.co/a89ZymXf7L #MSPartner

A bipartisan coalition of 36 AGs wrote to Congress today urging passage of the #CLOUDAct. The bill would be an important step forward—ensuring that criminals cannot evade warrants by hiding their wrongdoing on foreign servers, while respecting privacy and civil liberties.

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Marching Orders 2018: Guidance for Microsoft Partners from the Experts -- Redmond Channel Partner https://t.co/x6OTMtZ2ea @vfiorg @IAMCPUS

Thanks much to @vfiorg for hosting the Summit on #techpolicy and #innovation and showing us how easy it is to advocate and interact with our elected officials! #techadvocacy #techforgood #techlove

What more can you ask for if you have Dux and a Ro? @ro_kolakowski #airband @vfiorg @MicrosoftIPC

We're in #dataprivacy limbo, with 2 options: let SCOTUS determine the way forward, or pass thoughtful legislation. #CLOUDAct is a bipartisan win/win. #Archive360 #IAMCPWIT https://t.co/gj1YTBXAxC

Very impressed with Andrea Young of Colorado Tech Association (CTA). Enjoyed spending time on the hill in DC advocating for more #STEM jobs & apprenticeships for underrepresented groups in Colorado's metro and rural areas! @AndreaYoungCo @ColoTechAsn @vfiorg @WIT_Denver @IAMCP https://t.co/1XOmFRv4as

The #CLOUDAct is a huge step forward in protecting #dataprivacy while restoring trust in cloud computing. https://t.co/CVtuWbh9dT

Our upcoming webinar on #techpolicy and #cybersecurity features Brian LaMacchia, a global authority on cryptography & security. Register today! https://t.co/O7Vzfr1eZ5

#DYK the #CLOUDAct will clarify data privacy, foster innovation, and strengthen trust in cloud computing? Learn how YOU can support this vital legislation: https://t.co/CVtuWbh9dT

The internet is moving fast, and our legal system is not keeping up. Great op-ed from @tombossert45 and + Britain's Paddy McGuinness on why the #CLOUDAct is vital for the U.S. and our allies: https://t.co/sxquMDE7se

Sign up for our #cybersecurity webinar, coming up next week: https://t.co/O7VzfriPQD

This week's Executive Briefing features our recap of our 2018 Advocacy Summit on Capitol Hill - plus #CLOUDAct news and more: https://t.co/8QwRpLKrEm

The #CLOUDAct will encourage innovation, commerce, and trust in technology. Read more about this bipartisan act on our blog! https://t.co/CVtuWbh9dT

VFI members were on the Hill yesterday advocating for 21st century tech policy. Join them in taking action by voicing your support of the #CloudAct today. #MSPartners #IAMCP https://t.co/1aUy2Lygzp

We couldn't agree more. It's time to close the #DigitalDivide. https://t.co/4Zi502eho0

Thanks @tedcruz and @JohnCornyn #Judiciary staff for a great afternoon on Capitol Hill talking about CLOUD Act, STEM, skilled immigration, and rural broadband. Here's our great Texas team! @vfiorg @IAMCP_Advocacy

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We're proud of every #MSPartner who took time to advocate for technology policies that matter to their businesses in Washington DC this week! Thanks to all our participants.

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