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posted 3 years ago
What does it mean to be “in the United States” in the context of “reform” of data privacy?
I had a question regarding data privacy reform and how it would interact with the phrase “in the United States.” The specific issue is the question of physical storage and accessibility of the data, for instance, data is stored on servers outside of the “United States” (as a geographical entity) i.e. in Saudi Arabia or Greenland. However, that data is accessible by US persons who are physically in the borders of the US, and there was a policy made that changed how that data can be used by those people, would that be a “reform” “in the United States.” A specific court case I find relevant to this is the Microsoft Corp. v. United States case from 2015. The circuit court initially ruled it was not “in the United States” and the case was brought to the Supreme court, but prior to adjudication, that specific issue was resolved by legislation. Despite that action, the gray zone still exists. Therefore, I was wondering if data stored outside the US but accessible by US persons qualifies as “in the United States”?
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