Microsoft Adjusts Policies After Email Snooping Outcry

Law360, Chicago (March 21, 2014, 3:16 PM EDT) -- After getting pilloried in the press for its conduct in a trade secrets theft investigation, Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that it is adjusting its policies for accessing user email accounts and other data.

Tech bloggers and others criticized the software giant this week after a criminal complaint against a former employee, Alex A. Kibkalo, revealed that the company had snooped on the Hotmail account of the French blogger that Kibkalo is accused of leaking proprietary information to.

In a Thursday statement, Microsoft deputy general counsel John...
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