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Court Rules Microsoft Does Not Need to Hand Over E-mails Stored in Dublin

     
6:36 pm on Jul 15, 2016 (gmt 0)

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This is an important ruling, and could have had significant implications for many other U.S. businesses storing data outside the U.S.

A federal appeals court on Thursday said the U.S. government cannot force Microsoft Corp and other companies to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the United States. Court Rules Microsoft Does Not Need to Hand Over E-mails Stored in Dublin [reuters.com]


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10:43 pm on July 15, 2016 (gmt 0)

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US law enforcement would have to prove necessity to obtain OVERSEAS data, thus the ruling makes a lot of sense. One can't compel a company to release data protected by the laws of the locality where the USA business has a branch. Now... how will that play out in the EU? Those courts seem to have a different viewpoint on what is protected and what is fair game.