Feb 26, 2018

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 US government said as Microsoft was a US company it could request the data. The first ruling in the case came in 2014, when a court said the US government did have jurisdiction over foreign-stored data held by US companies. Microsoft appealed against that decision and the court ruled in its favour last year.

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