Senate Hears Microsoft's Take On Overseas Data Warrants

Law360, New York (May 24, 2017, 10:13 PM EDT) -- Microsoft’s Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith appeared along with a U.S. Department of Justice official and others on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to offer lawmakers their thoughts on potential legislation that would allow technology companies to comply with warrants for stored data abroad.

In a hearing titled “Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Across Borders,” the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism asked for guidance on how best to marry a situation between technology companies unwilling to turn over data stored overseas because of foreign privacy laws, and U.S. investigators with U.S. court-issued warrants who are frustrated by that...

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