Microsoft Steps In Privacy Quagmire With Email Snooping

Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 8:56 PM EDT) -- While Microsoft Corp. will likely dodge criminal charges for sifting through the email of a user who allegedly received trade secrets from a former employee, the company will have a harder time quelling backlash from users irate over policy terms the company claims give it license to read their personal communications, attorneys say.

Microsoft has faced a barrage of criticism since federal prosecutors filed a criminal complaint Monday against former employee Alex A. Kibkalo that revealed the company had snooped on the Hotmail account of the...
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