The following statement may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations:

“AT&T applauds Senators Hatch, Coons and Heller, and their staff members, on their effort to ensure customer privacy is protected when government officials seek information stored outside of the U.S. The LEADS Act makes clear that U.S. officials cannot reach foreign data under a search warrant, merely because a U.S.–based provider is storing the data.  The legislation also clearly provides that a court issuing a warrant under this act will be required to modify or vacate the warrant if the court finds that the warrant would require the U.S. provider to violate the laws of a foreign country.  AT&T looks forward to working with the Senators and the entire Congress on these types of privacy safeguards as the bill moves forward.”

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