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US DOJ can’t access data stored abroad with just a warrant, court rules

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    The US Department of Justice cannot force Microsoft to produce the contents of a customer’s email account stored on a server located outside the US with just a warrant, a US Court of Appeals has ruled on Wednesday. Microsoft has been battling the US DOJ on this matter since 2014, when it challenged the search warrant issued under the Stored Communications Act in a drug case. Microsoft argued that the warrant “would violate international law … More →

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