Pa. Judge Says Google Must Turn Over Foreign Server Data

Law360, Philadelphia (February 6, 2017, 1:58 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday ordered Google to comply with search warrants in two criminal investigations demanding the company turn over data stored on overseas servers, breaking with a recent decision in the Second Circuit over data Microsoft stored outside of the U.S.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Reuter said that the warrants under the Stored Communications Act were legitimate because the invasion of the data owner’s property would not take place out of the U.S. — where it would be barred by the statute — but within the county.

“Electronically transferring data from a server in a foreign country to...

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