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Supreme Court Will Hear U.S. Vs Microsoft Privacy Case

October 18, 2017

Via: Security Week

The continuing battle between the U.S. government and Microsoft over access to private emails stored in Ireland is going to the Supreme Court. The case was accepted by the Supreme Court on Monday.

It began in 2013 when the government served a search warrant on Microsoft, seeking emails it believed would help in the prosecution of a drugs-trafficking case. Microsoft handed over relevant information stored in America, but declined to deliver emails stored in Ireland. It argued overreach, claiming that a search warrant could only apply within U.S. borders.

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