Verizon, Others Back Microsoft In Overseas Warrant Battle

Law360, New York (December 15, 2014, 9:55 PM EST) -- Verizon Communications Inc., the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Center for Democracy and Technology and dozens of other business groups and privacy experts on Monday flooded the Second Circuit with briefs supporting Microsoft Corp.’s challenge to a search warrant that would allow the U.S. government to access user data stored overseas.

In 10 separate amicus briefs, more than two dozen technology and media companies, as well as leading business groups, privacy groups and legal scholars backed Microsoft’s arguments that the government’s attempt to use search warrants issued under the Stored Communications Act to access user data stored anywhere was not supported...

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