Microsoft Says Warrantless User Content Demands Won't Fly

Law360, New York (March 21, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. rejected nearly all warrantless government requests for access to the communications of its online and cloud service subscribers during 2012, the company revealed Thursday, relying on a Sixth Circuit decision commonly used by Google Inc. and others to make similar denials.

In its first law enforcement requests report, Microsoft said that, of the more than 70,000 data requests that it received last year from law enforcement agencies around the world relating to services such as Hotmail, Xbox Live and Office 365, the company turned...
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