DOJ Releases White Paper Addressing Scope & Implications of CLOUD Act
April 18, 2019
On April 10, 2019, the Department of Justice released a white paper titled Promoting Public Safety, Privacy, and the Rule of Law Around the World: The Purpose and Impact of the CLOUD Act.
This white paper is the first official DOJ statement about the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (“CLOUD Act”) and reflects the DOJ’s current perspective on its scope and implications. Below we summarize the CLOUD Act and discuss the DOJ’s key observations.