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Trump decrees American cloud providers need to maintain records on foreign clients

January 20, 2021

Via: ZDnet

On his way out the door, outgoing and twice-impeached United States President Donald Trump has signed an executive order mandating that American cloud companies need to maintain records on foreign clients to help US authorities track down people committing cyber crimes.

Among the information to be retained, American cloud providers are expected to keep names, physical and email addresses, national identification numbers, means and sources of payment which could be credit card or bank account details, phone numbers, and IP addresses used to access services each time services are accessed.

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