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Supreme Court Hearing Highlights Need for Congress to Act

Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Microsoft’s data privacy case against the U.S. government. This historic case has the potential to impact privacy rights, international relations, and trust in technology. ...

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Now is the time to act on the #CLOUDAct, writes @ChertoffGroup: Read why:

.@SpeakerRyan, we need your leadership on the #CLOUDAct. We urge you to support & pass this bipartisan bill!

Don't miss a thing from the world of #techpolicy. Read this week's Executive Briefing to stay up-to-speed!

The @FCC recently unveiled a new official map of broadband access across the United States. Check out the state of internet in your county:

YOU can make a difference in international data privacy and #techpolicy. Write a letter supporting the #CLOUDAct today!

Contacting your representative has never been easier. Tell your congress member to support the #CLOUDAct using our Tweet Congress tool!

Homework would be bus work in Microsoft’s plan to bring internet access to kids in rural areas – GeekWire - learn more about #TVWhiteSpace @vfiorg

Don't sit on the sidelines. Take action on the tech policy issues that matter to you. Start by voicing your support for the #CLOUDAct:

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Did you miss the Supreme Court hearing of Microsoft's warrants case last week? Check out @sarahjeong's piece at @verge to get up to speed.

SCOTUS cannot solve the fundamental problem in the Microsoft warrant case. Congress must act to provide a true solution, writes @pbwt_law in @nytopinion.

Have you already written to your representative about the #CLOUDAct? Go the extra mile and reach out to them on social media. Our Tweet Congress tool makes it easy.

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You can make a difference in international #techpolicy and #dataprivacy. Ask your representative to support and pass the #CLOUDAct!

No matter how the Supreme Court decides the Microsoft case, Congress must act. Learn why in this op-ed.

Hats off to @Microsoft @BradSmi @IAMCPUS @IAMCPWIT & @vfiorg for supporting programs that broaden access to tech and inspire the next generation. #Archive360

Read it now! VFI Executive Briefing--March 2, 2018

This week marked #SCOTUS oral arguments in @Microsoft's warrant case and much more. Stay up to date by perusing our Executive Briefing.

.@senorrinhatch writes that the #CLOUDAct will help the U.S. and our allies safeguard privacy and strengthen law enforcement. Learn more & take action!

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Microsoft warrant case on Tuesday. But the most important work is yet to come, writes @BradSmi:

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