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What's in the CLOUD Act for international data warrants

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A bipartisan cohort of senators offered new legislation Tuesday that would provide a more workable legal framework for law enforcement officials to request data stored on foreign servers.

Why it matters: Currently, it is hazy at best whether a U.S. warrant can require a company to retrieve overseas data without the permission of the country the server hosting the data is in.