Analysis

In Microsoft, Justices To Set Feds' Reach For Overseas Data

Law360, New York (October 17, 2017, 2:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court in weighing the government's ability to access data stored overseas by Microsoft is likely to pick a clear winner in the battle over how far law enforcement can reach for data under the current law, experts say, although some are hoping that the move will prompt Congress to step in to quickly strike a better balance between privacy interests and law enforcement needs in a digital world.

In a boost for the U.S. Department of Justice, the high court said that it will review in its upcoming term a Second Circuit ruling from July 2016 that handed...

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