What’s the Final Outcome of Microsoft’s Victory? We’ll Find Out Soon.

By | LXBN | July 19, 2016
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Microsoft scored a major victory in their three-year battle against U.S. law enforcement last week when the Second Circuit unanimously ruled that the government cannot compel the tech company to hand over emails stored on a server in Dublin. The question now is, who will act first, tech companies or Congress?

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Second Circuit Holds That U.S. Cannot Compel by Warrant Microsoft’s Production of Emails Stored Outside of U.S., Citing the Stored Communications Act’s Privacy Protections and Lack of Extraterritorial Effect

Second Circuit Holds That U.S. Cannot Compel by Warrant Microsoft’s Production of Emails Stored Outside of U.S., Citing the Stored Communications Act’s Privacy Protections and Lack of Extraterritorial Effect

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today unanimously reversed a lower court’s denial of Microsoft’s motion to quash a warrant seeking the content of emails for a customer of its Outlook.com email service. 

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Microsoft Contempt Ruling Overturned for Failing to Produce Emails in Ireland!

Microsoft Contempt Ruling Overturned for Failing to Produce Emails in Ireland!

In 1986 Congress passed the Stored Communications Act (SCA) to control telephone records long before the Internet we know today, but the SCA is the main law that Internet companies rely to protect users’ content and in 1986 in passing the SCA “Congress focused on providing basic safeguards for the privacy of domestic users.”

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Second Circuit Holds That U.S. Cannot Compel by Warrant Microsoft’s Production of Emails Stored Outside of U.S.

Second Circuit Holds That U.S. Cannot Compel by Warrant Microsoft’s Production of Emails Stored Outside of U.S.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today unanimously reversed a lower court’s denial of Microsoft’s motion to quash a warrant seeking the content of emails for a customer of its Outlook.com email service.

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