The European Commission is concerned the quick passing of the CLOUD Act in the U.S. could affect its attempts to pass similar legislation, EUobserver reports. "Unfortunately, the US Congress has adopted the US Cloud Act in a fast-track procedure, which narrows the room for the potential compatible solution between the EU and the US," EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová said in a statement. Jourová is planning on releasing a proposal for a similar law next month and had been meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Washington, D.C., to discuss the CLOUD Act and ways to require companies to release private data for law enforcement investigations. Editor's Note: Peter Swire, CIPP/US, and Jennifer Daskal write about what the CLOUD Act means for privacy professionals in this piece for Privacy Tracker.
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