Disclosure Rules Changing for Hosted Data (Update)

  • Passage of the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act effectively ended a case concerning a U.S. warrant for e-mail stored in Microsoft's Irish data centers.
  • The act and a related agreement between the European Union and the U.S. Department of Commerce may reduce some of the data disclosure and privacy risks of using hosted services where data may cross borders.
  • Organizations still need to understand the risk of not knowing about warrants or subpoenas issued for data in hosted services.

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