Feds Tell High Court Microsoft Must Turn Over Overseas Info

Law360, New York (December 7, 2017, 4:09 PM EST) -- The federal government on Wednesday fired an opening shot in its bid to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling barring the use of search warrants to access user data stored overseas by Microsoft, arguing that the holding that service providers don’t have to disclose information they control is “impractical and detrimental to law enforcement.”

The U.S. Department of Justice's 76-page opening brief slammed a Second Circuit decision from July 2016 that handed a victory to tech giants such as Microsoft, which succeeded in...
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