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Data Localization and Export: 2 Steps to Take Now

Some of the more perplexing issues in our data-driven world are the questions of data localization and export – that is, where data should be stored and how it can be moved. Up until recently, data and computer-housed information has flowed cross-border without much hindrance. In general, companies store dataSome of the more perplexing issues in our data-driven world are the questions of data localization and export – that is, where data should be stored and how it can be moved. Up until recently, data and computer-housed information has flowed cross-border without much hindrance. In general, companies store data

The Carpenter Case and Other Privacy-Related News

As we discussed in the last few weeks, privacy is repeatedly in the news. Washington lawmakers are trying again to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Stored Communications Act (the “SCA”), and the Pen Registry Act. In addition, last month the US Supreme Court granted certiorari in the caseAs we discussed in the last few weeks, privacy is repeatedly in the news. Washington lawmakers are trying again to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the Stored Communications Act (the “SCA”), and the Pen Registry Act. In addition, last month the US Supreme Court granted certiorari in the case

Why Updating The Electronic Communications Privacy Act Poses Difficulties

The privacy of electronic communications is provided for under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. There are limited circumstances in which ISPs may disclose the contents of electronic and stored digital communications. But the law is unclear as to what happens when data is transmitted into and stored in other countriesThe privacy of electronic communications is provided for under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. There are limited circumstances in which ISPs may disclose the contents of electronic and stored digital communications. But the law is unclear as to what happens when data is transmitted into and stored in other countries

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Permissible Disclosures Under the Stored Communications Act

The Stored Communications Act, which is codified at 18 USC 121, sections 2701-2712, is federal law that governs the conduct of electronic communication service providers and the voluntary and compelled disclosure of the contents of private electronic communications. The purpose of the Stored Communications Act is to protect privacy ofThe Stored Communications Act, which is codified at 18 USC 121, sections 2701-2712, is federal law that governs the conduct of electronic communication service providers and the voluntary and compelled disclosure of the contents of private electronic communications. The purpose of the Stored Communications Act is to protect privacy of