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Digital Privacy Advances with Passage of CLOUD Act

Posted by Voices For Innovation - April 3, 2018 9:42 AM

After a multi-year effort to modernize U.S. digital privacy law, the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act) was enacted on March 23. The legislation was included in the omnibus budget bill for fiscal year 2018. Passage of the CLOUD Act represents a milestone for digital privacy. U.S. privacy law now better reflects today’s cloud computing technology—not the...

Supreme Court Hearing Highlights Need for Congress to Act

Posted by Voices For Innovation - February 27, 2018 3:37 PM

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. Today’s hearing also clearly shined a light on the need for Congress to update our nation’s data privacy laws to reflect today’s technology. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg observed,...

CLOUD Act Aims to Strengthen Digital Privacy

Posted by Voices For Innovation - February 9, 2018 12:06 PM

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. Department of Justice. The CLOUD Act represents an important step in addressing the digital privacy concerns of businesses and consumers while also enabling law enforcement to engage in actions...

Diverse Voices Support Microsoft in Supreme Court Case

Posted by Voices For Innovation - January 19, 2018 9:45 AM

Yesterday, nearly 300 groups and individuals from 37 countries signed on to 23 amicus legal briefs that were filed with the U.S. Supreme Court to support Microsoft’s position in its challenge to the U.S. government’s search warrant seeking access to customer emails stored at a data center in Ireland. Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith Microsoft President and...

FCC Commissioners Meet with VFI Leaders

Posted by Voices For Innovation - November 6, 2017 10:47 AM

VFI Leader Titu Sarder Highlights Educational Opportunities of TVWS VFI leaders at the FCC, with Commissioner Mignon Clyburn On October 18, I joined a group of small tech business leaders who went to Washington to meet with commissioners and staff of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). We presented a letter signed by nearly 300 Voices for Innovation business leaders, and...