17 Oct US Supreme Court Agrees to Decide on Microsoft Email Privacy Case
Last Monday, the US Supreme court has agreed to resolve a major legal battle between Microsoft and the Justice Department on the matter of access to the software maker’s emails stored overseas.
The court will hear the Justice Department’s appeal on a ruling made by the New York-based 2nd U.S. Court of Appeals, which prevented federal investigators access from emails stored in Microsoft servers in Dublin, Ireland. The ruling had been considered a significant victory for both privacy advocates and tech companies.
Senior counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology Greg Nojeim says that regardless of the outcome, Congress should pursue the resolution of issues on cross-border law enforcement data demands, with strong focus on human rights protections for all internet users.