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In this article, Jenner & Block Partner David Bitkower and Associate Natalie K. Orpett examine Congress’s recent cross-border data hearings regarding the so-called Microsoft-Ireland issue and the circumstances in which American law enforcement can obtain access to digital information stored outside the United States. The authors conclude that the recent hearings suggest legislative compromise on the issue may come sooner than initially thought. The article breaks down the possible impact this legislation will have on global technology companies and the privacy protections governing stored electronic data. Mr. Bitkower and Ms. Orpett provide key takeaways from the hearings that should be of particular interest to both companies and individuals, as these changes will likely affect not only law enforcement’s use of digital evidence, but also how companies do business around the world.