Google Must Give Gov't Overseas Data, Judge Says

Law360, New York (April 20, 2017, 2:20 PM EDT) -- A California magistrate judge on Wednesday denied Google’s bid to slip a search warrant requesting certain user content stored overseas, holding that the tech giant must produce all responsive information that is retrievable from the United States, regardless of where it is stored.

Google Inc. can’t quash a search warrant directing the company to produce stored content related to certain email accounts, U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said, finding that the disclosure of information from the company’s headquarters in the United States is a domestic application of the Stored Communications Act.

“The SCA regulates disclosure of data in a service provider’s...

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