Microsoft Fights Gag Orders On Warrants For Customers' Data

By Allison Grande (April 14, 2016, 2:46 PM EDT) -- Microsoft is hitting back at the government's ability to force the service provider to keep its customers in the dark about law enforcement demands to access user data, filing a suit Thursday in Washington state federal court arguing that the practice is unconstitutional.

"Microsoft brings this case because its customers have a right to know when the government obtains a warrant to read their emails," the company said in its complaint. (Credit: AP) In its complaint, Microsoft Corp. takes aim at a provision in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act that allows courts to bar the company from telling customers about the...

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