Hogan Lovells White Paper Examines Governmental Access to Data in the U.S. and Latin America
21 July 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. 21 July 2014 – Hogan Lovells announces that it has published Pan-American Governmental Access to Data in the Cloud, the fifth installment in a series of White Papers examining government access to data held by Cloud service providers. The White Paper, authored by Christopher Wolf and Bret Cohen of Hogan Lovells' Privacy and Information Management Practice, examines the right of governments in the United States and Latin America to access data in the Cloud.
Cloud adoption and growth in Latin America is expected to increase dramatically over the next few years. This growth has been accompanied by concerns about where and how that information is stored, particularly when hosted in a foreign country, and especially in the United States. The White Paper addresses these concerns, concluding that the physical location of Cloud servers does not significantly affect government access to data stored on those servers, and that it is fundamentally incorrect to assume that the United States government’s access to data in the Cloud is greater than that in the Latin American countries examined.
The series of White Papers on governmental access to Cloud data also includes the following:
- A Global Reality: Governmental Access to Data in the Cloud, comparing government access in the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Spain, and the United Kingdom;
- A Sober Look at National Security Access to Data in the Cloud, comparing the mechanisms international governments can use to access sensitive foreign intelligence information;
- An Analysis of Service Provider Transparency Reports on Government Requests for Data, comparing the number of government access requests to Cloud service providers who have published those numbers; and
- Individual Rights to Challenge Government Access to Data in the Cloud, comparing the ability of citizens and non-citizens to challenge government access to data in the U.S., France, Germany, the UK, and Australia.