''Researchers from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands have
condemned the United States for allowing the controversial Patriot Act
to bypass foreign laws and let Americans intercept data from persons
In a just published study, Cloud Computing in Higher Education and Research Institutions and the USA Patriot Act,
researchers from the school’s Institute for Information Law say that
legislation enacted to allegedly protect the security of US citizens has
in the process eroded privacy protections on a global scale.''