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Second Circuit Says Federal Warrant Cannot Be Used to Obtain Customer Data Stored Overseas in Cloud

On July 14, the Second Circuit ordered a lower court to quash a government warrant demanding that Microsoft turn over a user’s emails that resided on servers located in Ireland.  See Microsoft Corporation v. United States of America, No. 14-2985 (S.D.N.Y. July 14, 2016). 

The dispute concerned emails stored by a user of Microsoft’s web-based email service, outlook.com, which the government believed would show that the user was involved in drug trafficking.  A U.S. magistrate judge found probable cause and issued a warrant under Section 2703 of the Stored Communication Act (SCA).  Although Microsoft produced certain non-content information stored on its United States servers in response to the warrant, it filed a motion to quash the warrant as it pertained to the user’s emails which were stored on Microsoft’s servers located in Dublin, Ireland. Read More ›

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