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Omnibus bill contains CLOUD Act, a win for tech and law enforcement

A Microsoft office in Moscow
The Microsoft office in Moscow. Photo Mikhail Tereshchenko\TASS via Getty Images

The funding bill released Wednesday includes the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data [CLOUD] Act, which provides a legal framework for law enforcement to request data from overseas servers. The CLOUD Act currently sits high atop the wish list of tech firms, law enforcement and even foreign nations.

Why it matters: The Supreme Court is currently mulling a case determining whether the Department of Justice had the right to force Microsoft to produce client emails stored on a server in Ireland without permission from Ireland's government.