Proponents of the CLOUD Act argue that the bill will streamline procedures for cross-border data access while maintaining protections for privacy and civil liberties. But the bill risks placing human rights activists, religious minorities, and others in danger.
Naureen Shah is the senior director of campaigns at the U.S. section of Amnesty International. She manages campaigns on the global refugee crisis, attacks on human rights defenders and emergent human rights crises. She is the author of several reports on human rights in the context of U.S. counterterrorism measures.
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