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Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:55 am
US, UK Sign Under the Controversial CLOUD Act to Access Data Directly From Tech Companies
The United States and the United Kingdom have signed what they call a “landmark” agreement that will enable them to demand electronic data directly from the tech companies based in the other country bypassing local legal barriers. The first international agreement under the US CLOUD Act (Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data) comes along with a renewed push to create back doors in the encrypted communications apps.
https://wccftech.com/us-uk-bilateral-da ... cloud-act/
There is a lot of misinformation in this topic. One of the key problems in this age of information behemoths handling the information of hundreds of millions of people across the globe is that this poses a hurdle to legitimate law enforcement in many countries. If you need content hosted, for example, on Facebook, related to a common crime, even if it was from one Brazilian against another Brazilian, you are lead to file a legal international cooperation request, something that takes months, close to a year, actually, starting with a local judicial command that grants to this access, that has later on to be validated by a US court. An executive agreement under the cloud act shortens that path while ensuring no rights are being violated by that information request.
In other words, this is part of the process of the world catching up in order to prosecute criminals. Criminals which by the way, are not hindered by this kind of hurdles when they are committing crimes through the internet. This is a problem for law enforcement in Democratic countries as Australia, German and Belgium, which only seek a faster way to access information to solve actual crimes committed inside their countries.