Court ruling stands: US has no right to seize data from world’s servers

A federal court has ruled that it won't revisit its 2016 July decision that allowed Microsoft to squash a US court warrant for e-mail stored on its servers in Dublin, Ireland. In its petition for a rehearing, the government said Microsoft didn't have the legal right to defend the privacy of its e-mail customers, and that the July ruling isn't good for national security. The authorities believe information in the e-mail could help it investigate a narcotics case.

Country: Global

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Judicial

Tags: data seisure, overseas servers, US, national security, court decision

Posted on Wednesday 25 January 2017

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