Microsoft Data Case 'Moot' Due To CLOUD Act, Justices Told
Law360 (April 2, 2018, 5:58 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors on Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to abandon its consideration of a dispute over the government's ability to access data stored abroad by Microsoft and other service providers, arguing that recently enacted federal legislation designed to set clear standards for such international data grabs has resolved the disagreement at the heart of the case.
The U.S. Department of Justice and Microsoft Corp. went before the high court in late February for oral arguments in the case, which centers on whether the government can use warrants issued under Section 2703 of the Stored Communications Act to reach data that Microsoft...
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