Feds Fire Back At Microsoft's Overseas Warrant Challenge

By Allison Grande (March 10, 2015, 7:18 PM EDT) -- The federal government on Monday urged the Second Circuit to reject Microsoft Corp.'s challenge to a search warrant requiring the company to turn over user data stored overseas, arguing that longstanding case law supports the notion that the Stored Communications Act is not limited to documents stored domestically.

In its 73-page reply brief, the government called for the affirmation of the Southern District of New York's decision to uphold a search warrant that forced Microsoft to produce customer email content data that it had housed on a server located in Ireland.

Pushing back at Microsoft's contention that the SCA, which was...

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