Microsoft's 2nd Circ. Win Shows Limits To Gov't Data Reach

By Allison Grande (July 14, 2016, 11:36 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Thursday backed Microsoft's stance that the U.S. government cannot use search warrants to reach customer data stored overseas, drawing a clear line in the sand for what service providers are expected to do when it comes to law enforcement demands and boosting the tech industry's profile abroad.

In a highly anticipated decision, a three-judge appellate panel overturned the Southern District of New York's July 2014 decision to uphold a search warrant that forced Microsoft Corp. to produce customer email content data that it had housed on a server located in Ireland. (Credit: AP) In a highly anticipated decision,...

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