High Court To Weigh Microsoft Overseas Data Warrant Row

Law360, New York (October 16, 2017, 10:46 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review a Second Circuit decision that the federal government can’t use search warrants to access user data stored overseas by service providers such as Microsoft.

In its latest order list, the high court revealed that it had elected to grant a petition for writ of certiorari lodged by the U.S. Department of Justice, which challenged the July 2016 appellate court ruling that quashed a warrant issued under the Stored Communications Act that would have forced Microsoft to produce...
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