Nearly Everyone Backs Microsoft in Landmark Email Privacy Case—Except the DOJ

Microsoft’s landmark email privacy case is set to go before the Supreme Court next month, and the company has received widespread support from other tech giants, members of Congress, and foreign governments. One party that opposes Microsoft’s move? The Department of Justice.

Extract from article by Kate Conger

Microsoft’s landmark email privacy case is set to go before the Supreme Court next month, and the company has received widespread support from other tech giants, members of Congress, and foreign governments. One party that opposes Microsoft’s move? The Department of Justice.

The case began in 2013, when Microsoft challenged a warrant for emails stored in a data center in Ireland. The company argued that a warrant was not sufficient to demand emails stored outside the United States, an argument that the Justice Department has fought against all the way to the Supreme Court.

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