April 2 Tuesday

The Future of the CLOUD Act

  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 12:10PM - 1:30PM
  • SLB Room 121
  • Open To The Yale Community
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On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed the CLOUD Act into law, ultimately ending a legal dispute between Microsoft Corporation and the United States regarding the U.S. government's ability to access customer emails stored by Microsoft overseas. The Act provides that U.S. law enforcement may access certain data stored in foreign countries, and establishes a process by which foreign nations may obtain information directly from U.S. internet service providers. 

Covington & Burling LLP represented Microsoft in Microsoft Corp. v. United States and helped draft the bill that became the CLOUD Act. Join Covington attorneys Kate Goodloe and Lauren Moxley for a discussion of the CLOUD Act, its implementation, and where the debate on data privacy, extraterritoriality, and global communications may be headed next.

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