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Slate: Customers Won’t Trust Companies with Their Data if the Government Has Easy Access

CDT President & CEO, Nuala O’Connor, recently spoke at a panel hosted by Microsoft. The panel covered the questions regarding the reach of US warrants and whether they applied to data centers overseas. 

In a Microsoft-sponsored event on Monday, two panels discussed the case and the broader issues it raises related to data privacy and international law. Nuala O’Connor, the president and CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology, said, “People need to trust the technology they use. The U.S government’s actions risk undermining that trust and the privacy protections of people around the world, including those of U.S citizens.”

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