Supreme Court considers Microsoft overseas data row

Supreme Court considers Microsoft overseas data row
 

A five-year legal battle between Microsoft and the US Justice Department reaches the Supreme Court this week.
The row is over whether US laws give the government the power to make tech companies surrender data they have on users that is stored overseas.
The case dates from 2013, when prosecutors sought emails on a Microsoft server in Ireland sent by a drug-trafficking suspect.
The US government said as Microsoft was a US company it could request the data.
Wide support Microsoft disputed this interpretation, saying a warrant issued in the US could not be used to recover information outside... read more

 
26 February 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 36
Source: BBC
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