Saturday, July 1, 2017

Long Arm of the U.S. Law Extends Across the Atlantic?

The request for Supreme Court intervention concerns a 4-year-old legal battle between Microsoft and the US government over data stored on Dublin, Ireland servers. The US government has a valid warrant for the e-mail as part of a drug investigation. Microsoft balked at the warrant, and convinced a federal appeals court that US law does not apply to foreign data. The government told the justices that US law allows it to get overseas data, and national security was at risk.

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