Microsoft Case May Set Bar For Shielding Data Stored Abroad

By Allison Grande (September 8, 2015, 8:59 PM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. will argue before the Second Circuit on Wednesday that the U.S. government can't use search warrants to access consumer data stored overseas, in a closely watched case that will likely dictate how much power technology companies have to resist the government's demand for such data.

Microsoft's bid to protect consumer data stored overseas could result in a decision that sets the bar for how far the government can go to obtain user data stored by U.S.-based technology companies. (Credit: AP) The oral argument session marks the latest step in Microsoft's appeal of the Southern District of New York's July...

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