U.S. Chamber Statement on House Introduction of LEADS Act | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Chamber Statement on House Introduction of LEADS Act

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 2:15pm

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for the Environment, Technology and Regulatory Affairs Bill Kovacs today released a statement on the introduction of the “Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad (LEADS) Act” in the House by Representatives Tom Marino (R-PA) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA):

“The Chamber applauds the introduction of this legislation so the nation can have a conversation on the complex issues we have not fully explored such as balancing consumer privacy rights with national security concerns when law enforcement seeks access to emails and other electronic communications stored online or in the cloud by third-party service providers.

“The Chamber looks forward to working with Congress as they address this issue.”

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