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US May Give Foreign Governments – and Itself – Easier Access to Data

Expand The Google app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September 15, 2017. © 2017 Reuters US-based companies such as Facebook and Google have long complained that they face “untenable” pressures from foreign governments seeking data for their own law enforcement purposes. It’s true that the standard process foreign governments use to obtain communications stored in the US can be slow and cumbersome – but that’s because it’s designed to protect the rights of internet users everywhere. Last week, a bipartisan group of US Senators introduced a bill that would ease…

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